Monday, March 19, 2012

Top 10 cool tools for school!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cool Tool for School!

Hey guys! When you were in school did you ever wish that you didn't have to do so much work for a project? Sometimes I remember thinking that the arts and crafts part of a school project was more difficult than the assigned material itself! Well I have found a solution to this problem! Take a look at this cool tool called Glogster. Glogster is a tool that students' and teachers can use to make virtual posters! Student's can use this tool to do reports and projects in basically any subject! Take for example this Glog which is a project about an author.

Instead of physically making this poster, a student did it virtually! The benefit of this is that students can focus on the content area of a project while becoming computer literate at the same time! It also saves parents money on materials since this program is free to students under a teacher's license. Teachers can also use this tool effectively! Glogster can be used as an anticipatory set to a lesson, a lesson itself, or even an assignment sheet! Here's an example of an assignment sheet:

There is a lot of cool features to Glogster! First, you can add a playlist of music to your Glog. This music will play in the back round while someone is looking at your page! You can also embed videos and links to onto your poster. This feature enables learning to expand further than just your Glog. You can't do that with a poster made out of poster board and markers! I would like to use Glogster in my elementary classes to make boring subjects more fun! I would use it for group and individual projects, class games, and lessons! Let me know what you all think of my cool tool for school! :)