“Okay class…pull out your crayons and colored pencils. We are going to make a poster about George Washington today!”
How about something like this à http://mrsswanson.edu.glogster.com/georgewashingtonglog/ instead???
Now there is nothing wrong with the traditional poster, but how about trying out Glogster? Glogster is a new and innovative Web 2.0 tool that allows you to make a poster online. The site allows students (or you!) to get creative with text, video, photos, audio, and much more!
Here is a great tutorial for the site –
Glogster has a separate education site for teachers to register their students. The site will give you password protected student accounts, and you can leave the Glogs open to the world or make them private. About halfway down the site, you will see several student examples. Feel free to click on them and check them out! (They are much better than my simple (and quite boring) George Washington example!!!) HERE is more information about the education accounts.
You can also embed Glogs into a wiki, blog, etc. Look HERE for directions if you are interested in doing this!
So…go ahead…try it! Click HERE and then click “Try to create yours” to try Glogster without registering. It’s a blast! (NOTE: You can TRY Glogster on the regular page, but if you want to create an account to use with your class, make sure you create an EDU account! They are two DIFFERENT accounts!)