Hope the last few weeks have treated you well. I’m spending lots of time these days trying to keep up with teaching work and student work and I realized that y’all are probably feeling neglected again!
Topic for today is about Glogs. What in the world are Glogs? I had heard mentions of them on Twitter a few times, but had never really explored what they were. I put them on a list of Web 2.0 tools that the Algebra students here at Trinity could use to do their chapter projects, and I finally decided I should make one myself. You can see it at the bottom of this post.
I plan to initially use Glogster to do a book review/report. That way, the kids can get used to using it and playing around with the different features. Man, there are a lot of different ways that you can make it look good! I think this will really help my creative kids… and we’ll see if I have any future graphic designers in my class!
I signed up for the teacher trial at http://edu.glogster.com, and then decided to go with the Teacher Light subscription. Since I teach only 7th and 8th grades, and the class sizes are not usually more than 20, I figured a 50-account plan would be the best for me. It was very reasonable at $29.95 per year. My school will probably reimburse me for the subscription (I just need to remember to ask). They also have three other levels, Teacher Premium (200 accounts for $100/year), and then two different multi-license district options.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the students create!
I am not being reimbursed by Glogster in any way for this post. Opinions are my own.
Link to my Glog (since I’m having trouble embedding): http://rachelpierson.edu.glogster.com/whatisaglog/