12 interesting ways to use Glogster in the foreign language classroom.
10 INTERESTING WAYS OF USING GLOSTER EDU.
1. Ice Breakers or Getting to Know You
Starting off the school year in the same old ways? Try using Glogster EDU as an innovative tool to get kids to express themselves about who they are and what they hope to accomplish over the year! Create a “Meet Your Teacher” glog with all the makings of a fantastic glog (audio, video, links, graphics, images, documents) and not only let your new students get to know you and your teaching philosophies, but train them on HOW to create a glog of their own. This could be their first assignment.
2. Classroom Newletter
Glogster EDU is a fun, interactive way to get newsletter information to your parents! Post images, videos, audio, parent support links, homework assignments and more! It is fun and much more visually appealing to click away and interact with a newsletter than to receive a paper or link to a digital paper than only needs to be read.
3. Coordinator´s / Principal’s Corner
Glogster EDU is a great way for administrators to connect in innovative ways with their staff, community, and parents. Create a Principal’s Corner glog sharing ideas, links, information, photos and more!
4. Cooperative Learning Tool
Students can work on different topics and share their glogs . Encourage them to write comments asking questions.
5. Graphic Organizers
Create templates as graphic organizers and assign them to your students for them to fill out and submit back to you on a variety of topics from literary responses to scientific comparisons!
6. Problem Solving Quests
Type questions, have students utilize Glogster as a way to poster links, photos, videos, and explanations to solving these problems.
A productive application could be to assign research topics to students and have them create their own resource glogs
Have your students research individual people of history, authors, or other significant figures and then collaboratively create a glog or series of glogs that showcase the biographical information they learned.
Have students create personal timelines, timelines of historical events, or science.These timelines can be so interactive with photos, videos, interviews, soundbytes, and digital articfacts. SO much more than a read-only paper timeline.
10. Spelling Patterns and Practice
Spelling tests or practice are no longer just paper and pencil activities. Have students respond to an audio clip of you dictating or pronouncing the spelling words and have them type in the word! It’s as easy as that!
Send glogs to your students with links, videos, audio, and photos as well as guided questions for them to answer! It is a fun and exciting way to get kids to do their homework.
12. Brainstorming for writing.
Some recommendations !!
Get acquainted with Gloster before you start using it with your students.
Create the first glog together and keep it simple.
Set a time limit.
Gloster has so many options to choose that students might take longer than you thought.
Which of these uses of Glogster would you take for your own teaching ?
WHICH OF THESE USES OF GLOGSTER WOULD YOU TAKE FOR YOUR OWN TEACHING?
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