Here’s another example showing a positive impact of educators in my district attending the MACUL Conference. ONe of our elementary Media Specialists (Katharine Keeble, Maple Elementary School) attended a Glogster session. Glogster is an online tool that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs. Since she returned from the conference, she has created three glogs and is going to do a before school workshop for teachers in her building tomorrow! Katharine says “Glogs are EASY and FUN to make! They could be used as a classroom activity center, used in the lab, or used with the whole class with your laptop and projector.”
- Internet Safety will be used with 4th grade students. The plan is for students to interact with this glog first. Then they will create their own as an artifact to demonstrate student learning.
- Going to the Zoo will be used with 1st grade students, who will soon be going to the Detroit zoo. The children can interact with the glog before or after they travel to the zoo. The glog includes two little animal videos (frog and elephant), 2 online animal puzzles (frog and elephant), a labeled diagram of a macaw and an online coloring book parrot page.
- Setting up Teacher and Student Accounts: This was made for teachers interested in learning glogster without spending a ton of time figuring it out! Katharine has figured many things out so no one else needs to spend time doing so.
For those who like having written directions, mmehenderson has created a PDF.