Glogster EDU is a popular web2.0 tool in classrooms, educators and students can create and share multimedia e-posters for their projects easily. After more than 20,000,000 Glogs were created using the 2nd Generation Glog tool (we call it “Classic Glog”), Glogster EDU now has a whole new process of creation that is simpler and faster with drag&drop technology, and it has upgraded to HTML5 technology. It’s time to learn what’s new in the Glogster EDU.
Find Media Resources Within Glogster EDU
With the Next-Gen Glog you don’t have to leave the creation process to access and search media. You can now search the Web or connect to your library on Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and Youtube within the creation canvas. More media sources are coming.
HTML5 Glogs – G3
After you save the G3 Glog and then view it, it will automatically load an HTML5 Glog if the device doesn’t have a Flash plug-in, or you can manually “Switch to HTML5″ if you want for faster load time. HTML5 Glog view doesn’t render image frames, video players and graphic effects, but all media & content will work on your iPad or any other HTML5 ready device.
New dashboard design with Glog templates available
Clicking on the “CREATE NEW GLOG” button will open a selection, where you will still find the “Classic Glog”(old Glog) if you want to continue with the familiar tool you are used to. The new editor interface offers several options to start from, including 1 blank Glog and 4 basic templates to choose from. The Glog editor starts with prepared objects so you can modify or Drag&Drop an image, video or audio over a current object and it keeps all your settings while just changing the media content.
Glogpedia K12 library with Re-Glog templates & new categories
Filter by “Discipline” and “Subject” to get inspiration and access to best practices. To learn and display digitally on tablets, whiteboards, and mobiles with unique learning objects and if you have a Premium license, you can Re-Glog (make a copy) of any Glog available for Re-Glog. What does it mean?
Any Premium Teacher can prepare a custom “project” during planning time using the Glogpedia library starting this September. Collect the “best of the best” from public Glogs.
Teachers will have the option to save their own Glogs as “Public for Re-Glog” and if the Glog is chosen for the Glogpedia, other Premium users can Re-Glog it for their needs. The best Glogs will constantly be added to the library. All educators and students could “flip the classroom” easily and quickly.
New “EDUCATOR FREE” product with 10 student sub-accounts
The basic free product now has more generous features. There are up to 10 student sub-accounts available in the free account. It can be upgraded anytime and joined to a School or District Premium license with all your students and Glogs. Educators can be a “pilot change” of current traditional, paper-based learning methods without facing a budget barrier.
EMBED code for custom sizes and HTML5 view
You can now easily embed your Glog with the custom size you need for all your school websites, wikis, blogs, projects, promotions and contests. If you embed HTML5 Glog (G3), the view will automatically play Glog in Flash or HTML5 depending on the device.
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