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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tech Tuesday-Glogster


Each week, I present my students with a technology project. The project correlates with their weekly basal story. I post the project on Edmodo, and they are given time to work on the project during their literacy centers time, lab time, and at home. Each week, they create a presentation using some sort of web based tool and write a blog using Kidblog. Here is the project I posted for How Night Came from the Sea. (We use Scott Foresman Reading Street Grade 4.) 


This week's story is a Pourquoi Tale of how night and day came to be. We are going to discuss one very important part of night-SLEEP! 

1-Research why people need to sleep. Find at least 5 reasons that sleep helps our bodies. Save at least 3 pictures onto your jump drive.

2-Create a Glogster poster encouraging people to get a full night's sleep. The username is XXXXX. The password is XXXXX. 
a. Go to "Create New Glog" 
b. Insert your facts and pictures into your Glog. 
c. You may insert videos from "SchoolTube Videos" on the video button. 
d. Once you are finished (or time is up), select "Save or Publish." 
e. Change the name to your name and Sleep. 
f. If you are still working, make sure you choose "Unfinished." If you are ready to publish, check "Finished." 
g. Copy and paste the link as a reply to this assignment. 

3-Write a Kidblog about a dream you once had. It can be serious, funny, or scary. Of course, you can MSU (make something up), too.



Glogster has several levels of licenses, but they will cost you. However, I choose to use the single license (which is free). My students simply create their Glogs under the same username and password. This works fine with my class of 20 students.


Please take a minute to view some of our finished Glogs by clicking here. You will find our blogs here


~Cara
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10 comments:

Matthew said...

I never cease to be amazed at the wonderful ideas you have! You are such a great teacher!

Matthew said...

And thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Shepherd said...

Wow, love your idea. And how you integrated the weekly story into the project.

Elizabeth said...

Glad I found you. I'm your newest follower!

I love the technology you are using in your room. I had never heard of Glogster, so thanks for sharing.

I'm having a give-away if you are interested.

Elizabeth
Fun in Room 4B

Cara Whitehead said...

Thanks so much! My plan is to post our weekly tech project with examples every Tuesday.

Pat's Paper Passion said...

I have looked at Glogster as a technology project, but wasn't sure how to do it since I only have a free account. Thanks for the tips. I am going to copy you steps and use it for a state's report...or some other social studies project.
Pat

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Cooperative Learning 365 said...

I have actually started using Glogster as an addition to my blog. I love using it. It is very eye appealing and so easy to use!

Cooperative Learning 365

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing your technology ideas. I will have to check out Glogster! Sounds wonderful!

Rebecca
Teaching First

Valerie said...

Hi, I am your newest follower!
I LOVE Glogster! I used it with my grade 4 class last year and they really enjoyed it ;)

Valerie
Grow Up Learning

Lisa Mayhall said...

I am getting ready to use Glogster next month for my student's book project. Thanks for sharing your idea!