Glogster is a free web-based application that allows users to create multimedia posters. The site is really easy to use and works incredibly well considering that it is not running off of the hard drive of a local computer. Using Glogster, students can incorporate video, audio, text and images to create a “glog.” When the students publish their work, their glog lives online and can be visited by anyone around the world. Since this large-scale publishing might concern some people, Glogster (http://edu.glogster.com) also offers an EDU companion to allow educators to create “virtual classrooms” where students’ glogs are protected behind a security wall and are only viewable by classmates and instructors.
In our classrooms, Glogster can be a great tool for engaging students and can be used to have students introduce themselves in an “About me” activity at the start of a semester. Glogster can also be used as a creative alternative to a paper for a class or as a “presentation” in an online class.
For more information, be sure to check out the Glogster tutorial below.
Check out this example by Millersville students