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multimedia poster by using a web 2.0 tool, called Glogster. This tool takes the blog to a graphical format. It has social and sharing aspects that make it a collaborative site. Students can add graphics, text boxes, links, videos and sound links to a wall graphic to create posters in multimedia format. The “posters” (glogs) have moving graphics and become interactive to the users. Students can make good use of use Glogster to create curricular projects. Glogsters if properly used can give proof that students have grasped the main concepts of a given topic. English teachers and/or native language educators can for example ask students to create advertisements for the school’s U4energy campaign. It could also be used to provide snapshots of the energy used in everyday life. Level: Primary and Secondary school Time: +/-90 min. work in class: • 5 minutes for introduction phase • 40 minutes for creating a glog individually or in small groups • 40 minutes presenting the glogs • 5 minutes for reflecting on the activity • Homework phase Description: In this content-based lesson on energy, students are asked to create their glogs. • Students research their given topic. • They think of 3 main ideas their reader would need to know about the topic. • They find 3 valid websites to support their points. • They create their glog – they start with a wall design and add creative, coordinating items to the glog. The steps are the following: • StudentsGo to http://edu.glogster.com •Students click on Create a Glog! • There will be a template with examples that you may keep or delete. • There will be a floating tool bar to the left with choices of custom options. • Students may add graphics, text, images videos and sounds to your creation. • The WALL is the background of the Glog, which you should choose first to create the theme of your project. • Students create a text Box for their TITLE. • Students create a text box for the NAME. •Students may click the tool bar to choose content for the GLOG. Including hyperlinks, videos, pictures and sounds. The best way to learn is to experiment. • Students may save pictures to their desktop from the Internet or from a digital camera and upload them or they may grab an image from a website. • Students may add videos from a website or they could also create their own video and upload it to the site. • Students proofread their work. • They save the glog! NB.: For an awareness raising campaign it would be worth printing out the glogs and having an exhibition at school.
Online | Individual work/Group work | Tools: netbooks for creating online posters. The “posters” have moving graphics and become interactive to the users. Glogster site 2. Teacher presents a sample glogster and demonstrates how easy it is to create an online multimedia poster (glog). http://edu. They could work together with a foreign peer on their homework glog.glogster. Other • Projector Links U4energy project website (pan-European energy initiative with resources and monthly energy themes) http://u4energy. When the glogs are ready the teacher asks students to save their work so that he/she could share them with the class using his/her dashboard. Glogster 3.com/energy/ Process 1. Students work independently or alternatively are split into groups and they create their own glogs in connection with the topic. projector. Introduction at classroom Offline | Full class | Tools: notebook.edu. Students can make good use of use Glogster to create curricular projects. • Using netbooks and projector for presenting students’ work. links. . text boxes. 5. It has social and sharing aspects that make it a collaborative site.eu Glogster EDU This tool takes the blog to a graphical format. videos and sound links to a wall graphic to create posters in multimedia format. projector. Students present their glog in the classroom Online | Full class | Tools: netbook and projector and Internet for presenting the glogs 6. in our case this is energy.glogster. Students can add graphics. Homework (optional) Online | Individual work| Tools: netbooks. test creator tool Students are asked to create another glog in connection with another energy topic and/or leave a comment on their classmates’ work.com/ A glog on energy (sample) http://schuste12. Online | | Full class | Tools: notebook.Tools Netbooks • Students connect to the Internet to create their glogs.
and view their glogs. You can also create hyperlinks with the graphics.glogster. Creating your glog: Once you’ve created your profile and class. video. After you enter your information. They can be rotated. or to upload your own pictures. It is easy to add graphics from the program. make sure they have thought through the content before they are allowed to start playing with the application. You can also upload images and video from your computer. you can make comments on the students’ profiles. you can create glogs! At the default glog you can change the background. your profile. and create text. They can become easily distracted if they don’t have a layout in mind or video and pictures they are going to use. You can also view your whole class or each student’s profile. you will get a dashboard. go to http://edu. You will also receive a link so you can embed it in a blog or wiki or other web page. You’ll be able to view the glogs you create. First. Word of caution: -When you have your students create glogs for a project.Technical help Setting up your class: Before you start using Glogster. add graphics. and moved. or share it in an email.or the font and color can be changed. It has great resources for teachers and is safe for the students to use. Click “Register Virtual Class”. When you’re finished. or text can also be easily edited by clicking on it. resized. -Use Glogster Edu and not Glogster. The dashboard is like your homepage. . or link right from the web! Each graphic.com. It’s a great way to keep track of all your students’ work. you click “save” and the glog will be saved to your profile. you’ll need to create your profile and set up your class. add music and videos. Using the dashboard. and also the profiles of your students.com . email the students directly.