Glogster - Student’s PowerPoint Presentation Platform
Glogster - Student’s PowerPoint Presentation Platform

Glogster is a cloud-based (SaaS) platform that is a like a young student’s PowerPoint presentation platform. This software package that is both PC and smartphone/pad compatible allows you to create presentations using text, images, and videos on a virtual canvas that they call “glogs.”

History

Glogster a. s., Inc, was originally founded in 2007 in Prague by Martin Santorcl, Patrik Prepsl, Roman Smola, Stanislav Šrámek and Tomáš Plojhar, and opened offices in Boston. In 2007 they opened up their first “graphic blog” concept they termed “glog.” This soon took an educational turn when teachers showed an interest in using the platform as a means for students to express their opinions and present their understanding of assignments, lessons, events, and field trips.

In 2009, Glogster EDU (edu.glogster.com) was set up alongside Glogster.com. This academic version provides a focused educational environment with higher security features and enables educators the ability to create class subscriptions.

As of 2015, Glogster.com closed, and the company only provides the edu.glogster platform. This platform allows individual subscriptions as well as educational ones. The current statistics for this site are licenses in just about every country worldwide, over 1.9 million teachers with accounts and over 17 million students enrolled. There are over 45 million glogs, of which 25 million are educational.

Features

Glogster has an online editor that is the main feature and workplace. In this area, you get to manage and manipulate images, graphics, audio, video, and texts to create multimedia posters on a single page. The editor comes with a library of 10,000 original graphic elements including backgrounds, text boxes, frames, fonts and more. Users can upload their own media from any URL or as a direct upload from their computer or drive.

Glogster has a prolific library called the Glogpedia. This library now holds over 40,000 glogs that are selected after being scrutinized for the accuracy of content and beauty of presentation. This library has over 80 subjects in 9 disciplines. Anyone that creates a glog that they believe should be included in the library may do so by clicking the button at the top of any public glog.

The Glogpedia library is meant to be used as supplementary content for curriculum texts; this can be used as research or as new topic information. Subscribers can also edit these glogs to meet specific needs.

Glogster Mobile

In 2014, Glogster released an iOS app for iPad. This interface uses a built-in browser that is called “Web Picker,” this browser gives iPad users the ability to grab and drag content from their browser directly into their current glog canvas for editing. This app syncs to the iPads camera and microphone so that it can import live feed into any glog canvas.

The iPad app was followed by an Android version in 2015, which works with all the features and functions of Glogster.

Classroom Glogster

Glogster EDU focuses on teachers and students in a classroom format. This provides two optimized performance factors; the students have a structured system in which to learn, understand, comprehend, and create. Teachers can create a much more informative environment that will spur understanding and accelerate curriculum-based learning. Teachers get to create a classroom with students registered under them.

An individual that join the site without a structured classroom still enjoy all the features of this app.

How Does Glogster Work?

Glogster uses a step by step approach that is similar to project management ins style. This is a structured framework that when adhered to will produce the best results.

Glogster advertises its steps as such:

Tell your story in the classroom; This is where the student is prompted to tell a story about anything in the classroom. This indicates that the story should be shared with the student’s classmates and created within a classroom environment. It also means you should share your experience with others.

Find inspiration in the Library; Glogster provides one of the most comprehensive libraries of information already learned and shared with others. Students can use this library to learn about any subject, draw from them, use glogs form the library and take elements from library sections to create a new glog.

Share the experience on a field trip; Glogs are not just about discussing or presenting a subject, it is also about telling your side of a field trip or experience that you had. When each student adds their perception of a trip, a bigger picture is formed, and the classroom experience is fully understood.

Make notes in your lectures; You can make notes while in class, your teacher will allow you take direct notes and type them into the edited glog, which can then be used for future reference.

Present a project in your meetings; What better way to present a concept, idea, story, experience than by presenting it in a meeting in a graphic format. A picture speaks more than a thousand words, and this is what glog’s do for students.

Share the game from the stadium; Glogs are interactive and online, this means that you can go to a match, write up a review of the match, take photos and videos and upload it to a glog, editing, and update as you go. Your classroom will be able to see the game through your glog.

Pricing

A 30-day trial will cost $5.00 after which you will need to purchase a full license.

Educators/Students get a personal one-time user license for $29.99 for one user.

Conclusions

I have always believed that the greatest talent a person can ever learn is how to communicate with others properly, and share experiences, knowledge and even persuade others with personal opinions. Langauge is important, images are important, and the combination of both provide success or failure for many.

Ever since the first homo sapien (Neanderthal too) could paint on cave walls, the concept of making presentations, not as art, but for education, has become the mainstay of graphic representation. Langauge is a product of converting sounds into graphic representation (letters, pictograms) and the use of the eyes together with ears are the two sensory inputs that can be manipulated with the correct and clever presentation.

Glogster is a fine example of how to transition students from the classroom into real life, using glogs in school and then powerpoint presentations in college and at work.

This is a must app to start with.

Glogster

Glogster is a cloud-based (SaaS) platform that is a like a young student’s PowerPoint presentation platform. This software package that is both PC and smartphone/pad compatible allows you to create presentations using text, images, and videos on a virtual canvas that they call “glogs.”

History

Glogster a. s., Inc, was originally founded in 2007 in Prague by Martin Santorcl, Patrik Prepsl, Roman Smola, Stanislav Šrámek and Tomáš Plojhar, and opened offices in Boston. In 2007 they opened up their first “graphic blog” concept they termed “glog.” This soon took an educational turn when teachers showed an interest in using the platform as a means for students to express their opinions and present their understanding of assignments, lessons, events, and field trips.

In 2009, Glogster EDU (edu.glogster.com) was set up alongside Glogster.com. This academic version provides a focused educational environment with higher security features and enables educators the ability to create class subscriptions.

As of 2015, Glogster.com closed, and the company only provides the edu.glogster platform. This platform allows individual subscriptions as well as educational ones. The current statistics for this site are licenses in just about every country worldwide, over 1.9 million teachers with accounts and over 17 million students enrolled. There are over 45 million glogs, of which 25 million are educational.

Features

Glogster has an online editor that is the main feature and workplace. In this area, you get to manage and manipulate images, graphics, audio, video, and texts to create multimedia posters on a single page. The editor comes with a library of 10,000 original graphic elements including backgrounds, text boxes, frames, fonts and more. Users can upload their own media from any URL or as a direct upload from their computer or drive.

Glogster has a prolific library called the Glogpedia. This library now holds over 40,000 glogs that are selected after being scrutinized for the accuracy of content and beauty of presentation. This library has over 80 subjects in 9 disciplines. Anyone that creates a glog that they believe should be included in the library may do so by clicking the button at the top of any public glog.

The Glogpedia library is meant to be used as supplementary content for curriculum texts; this can be used as research or as new topic information. Subscribers can also edit these glogs to meet specific needs.

Glogster Mobile

In 2014, Glogster released an iOS app for iPad. This interface uses a built-in browser that is called “Web Picker,” this browser gives iPad users the ability to grab and drag content from their browser directly into their current glog canvas for editing. This app syncs to the iPads camera and microphone so that it can import live feed into any glog canvas.

The iPad app was followed by an Android version in 2015, which works with all the features and functions of Glogster.

Classroom Glogster

Glogster EDU focuses on teachers and students in a classroom format. This provides two optimized performance factors; the students have a structured system in which to learn, understand, comprehend, and create. Teachers can create a much more informative environment that will spur understanding and accelerate curriculum-based learning. Teachers get to create a classroom with students registered under them.

An individual that join the site without a structured classroom still enjoy all the features of this app.

How Does Glogster Work?

Glogster uses a step by step approach that is similar to project management ins style. This is a structured framework that when adhered to will produce the best results.

Glogster advertises its steps as such:

Tell your story in the classroom; This is where the student is prompted to tell a story about anything in the classroom. This indicates that the story should be shared with the student’s classmates and created within a classroom environment. It also means you should share your experience with others.

Find inspiration in the Library; Glogster provides one of the most comprehensive libraries of information already learned and shared with others. Students can use this library to learn about any subject, draw from them, use glogs form the library and take elements from library sections to create a new glog.

Share the experience on a field trip; Glogs are not just about discussing or presenting a subject, it is also about telling your side of a field trip or experience that you had. When each student adds their perception of a trip, a bigger picture is formed, and the classroom experience is fully understood.

Make notes in your lectures; You can make notes while in class, your teacher will allow you take direct notes and type them into the edited glog, which can then be used for future reference.

Present a project in your meetings; What better way to present a concept, idea, story, experience than by presenting it in a meeting in a graphic format. A picture speaks more than a thousand words, and this is what glog’s do for students.

Share the game from the stadium; Glogs are interactive and online, this means that you can go to a match, write up a review of the match, take photos and videos and upload it to a glog, editing, and update as you go. Your classroom will be able to see the game through your glog.

Pricing

A 30-day trial will cost $5.00 after which you will need to purchase a full license.

Educators/Students get a personal one-time user license for $29.99 for one user.

Conclusions

I have always believed that the greatest talent a person can ever learn is how to communicate with others properly, and share experiences, knowledge and even persuade others with personal opinions. Langauge is important, images are important, and the combination of both provide success or failure for many.

Ever since the first homo sapien (Neanderthal too) could paint on cave walls, the concept of making presentations, not as art, but for education, has become the mainstay of graphic representation. Langauge is a product of converting sounds into graphic representation (letters, pictograms) and the use of the eyes together with ears are the two sensory inputs that can be manipulated with the correct and clever presentation.

Glogster is a fine example of how to transition students from the classroom into real life, using glogs in school and then powerpoint presentations in college and at work.

This is a must app to start with.