Search This Blog

Friday, December 31, 2010


I had never heard of the Glogster site until I saw it on Sarah's blog.  I was intrigued with the projects she shared that she had had her class complete.  I am a huge scrapbooker, so looking at the glog, it immediately made me think of an online scrapbooking activity.  I thought this could be a great opportunity for the students to use text, images, video, pictures, and more to express ideas.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love to get to the bottom of the features available with the glog.  I decided to create a summary of a book one of my reading groups read recently.  My students recently read My Name is Brain Brain.  This websites allows you to use a variety of papers, icons, animated icons, pictures, video, and sound.

Here is a picture of what I created:

I'm sure my kids could do better, but I truly enjoyed looking through all of the different options of how to present my summary. 

I can imagine using this program for a wide variety of subjects and topics.  This can be used to create a study guide for each social studies unit, a end of a novel activity, a math problem, and much more.  This site can be used safely for students with the right precautions.  You can set your glogs to private, so that they are not available for others to view. 

Overall I am very excited to bring this website to my team to see what we can pull together.  I am sure my students will be as excited as I am!


  1. Megan,
    I can just imagine how much fun the students would have creating their own project for a novel activity. Imagine after they have read a novel that they then have to create their own cover for the book using ideas from the novel. I'm sure that it would bring out the creativity in all of your students.

  2. I have used Glogster with my kids a lot this year and none of them had ever used it before. It has become a great presentation tool because they cannot write a ton of information on it that they could actually read during a presentation. It is fun to see how the kids organize their information and their personalities through each Glog. The only thing that I do not like is that when you make the Glog full screen, you can only see half of it at a time. Also, I always have to remind the kids that even though the may have posted video or audio to their Glogs that they still may not work if those sites are blocked by the school system!

  3. Patrick,
    I love the idea of having the students create a new cover for their novel!! Thanks for the idea!

    I appreciate you telling me how you incorporated this program into your classroom. I agree with you that it's a great tool in the sense that it requires more talking than reading from a presentation. It's also great to know that this tool can be used throughout most grades.

  4. Love the idea of having students create their own book cover. That would really require them to synthesize what they read & would appeal to students' artistic side. Does each student need an email address to get an account or can a teacher sign them up?

  5. I think Glogster makes a great tool for differentiating the products that students produce. Those who do not have computer access at home can create a paper version... What I really like is that students can save their work and use it if they are creating an electronic portfolio.