Sunday, 21 April 2013

Glogster Edu online environment to design interactive posters

Definition by Wikipedia:

Glogster is an online tool that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content.

Advantages:

  • It is free
  • It is visually appealing and offers users lots of options for designing their glogs.
  • Stimulates, imagination and creativity : users may inserts text, images, photos, audio , videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation.
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates
  • Sharing: Posters can be shared with other users on the site, embedded in external wikis or blogs, and shared via many social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Private, secure, safe virtual working.
  • Unlimited shelf life

Disadvantages: 
  • Registration is not optional
  • IMPORTANT: to avoid young learners' registration, teachers can open a class account and students can work simultaneously with it.

Further reading:
https://sites.google.com/site/rspscomputerlab/all-about-glogster

 
Well, Stannar Russell a principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT at the University of Wesminster and has done a video tutorial to help you with Glogster tools. Click on  the link
below the image to watch it :-) 




 http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/glogster/index.html

If you have visited the section About me in this blog, you can see that I have added an interactive poster using Glogster.