This month we’ve been using Glogster to explore opportunities to create interactive posters. The ability to combine different forms of media on a single display is really appealing. Glogster itself has a range of publicly Glogs that enable you to see what’s possible by combining video, images and other embed-able content.
I’m going to get my Y8 students to create Glogs comparing life before and after the Industrial Revolution. I envisage them dividing their Glog in two, and choosing images and videos that summarise key elements of life in the pre- and post-industrial world such as transport, work, living conditions.
A problem we have experienced is that although the internet is running quickly at school, the number of people in the Hack who were trying to access content-rich Glogs meant that not all the elements loaded. Therefore there may be problems if full classes of students try to use the website at the same time. For this reason we may use it as a homework/assignment activity instead of a lesson activity.
Glogster has an iPad app, which we’ve requested to be added to the school iPads.