WHAT'S ALL THE GLOG ABOUT


My blog rant (introduction)



We love the age old poster assignment: The teacher assigns a topic and you cut out some random images that may or may not actually be about the subject and you glue them onto a poster board. You make a few labels and call it a collage. As a teacher, I love the poster assignment. It's hands on and takes up a little time and get kids thinking about the topic. As a consumer, the poster is not very useful or informative. In this era where people get the vast majority of their information online, the more interactive that information, the better chances you have of keeping their attention and directing them to new sources of information.








THE CONCEPT


Using an interactive Poster using GLOGSTER about the content area of your choice. You will collaborate with a teacher to design a Poster for their class that develops anything into a super interactive poster.

Cool Example: Check out the Homepage for ICTmagic, a wiki dedicated to educational resources on the web. The graphic that takes a while to load is a Glogster.

THE ASSIGNMENT


STEP ONE:
WHAT IS GLOGSTER
Research the technology.
1) Make a new Blog post titled "1000 eWords 400 intro"
  • research interactive media and define it.
  • Why and how is Glogster an interactive media?
  • What could be the benefits for using an interactive media as a poster? What are the detractions?

STEP TWO:
CREATE OR REFINE YOUR CONTENT
YOU NEED TO COLLABORATE WITH A TEACHER IN MSSD14 :
Collaborate with a teacher and discuss the fact that you have to produce an interactive poster. If they have never seen one, you may want to show them ICTmagic wiki. Then you will pick a topic and develop a poster for them that they can use to enhance their class or their content. If they can't come up with ideas, suggest:
  1. They could use the poster on their Wiki or Blog for parents.
  2. They could develop a study guide for a unit and an introduction to a new concept
  3. They could use it as part of their syllabus

YOU NEED INFORMATION:
It is up to you to collect the images and the information for the poster. The teacher may provide specific images they want you to use, or they may leave that up to you. The same goes for URL links and video. This is like a professional service. You are providing a product to the teacher, but the amount of content control is something the two of you will have to work out.

STEP THREE:
BUILD AN INTERACTIVE POSTER
Using GLOGSTER or another interactive media (must be pre approved if something beside Glogster is being used).

Your poster must include:
  1. Multimedia:
      • links to URLs
      • video
      • content images (from common core)
      • Original Text
  2. Your information must be thorough and informative and accurate.
  3. The final product must have the approval of the collaborating teacher.

STEP FOUR:
PUBLISH

  1. Publish in a format that you can deliver to your teacher. The teacher must either:
    1. sign off in an email or otherwise the receipt of the final product
    2. publish the final product themselves in a digital format (i.e. on their wiki or in a link on their blog)
  2. Publish on your WIKI on the PORTFOLIO PAGE (with a description of the project)
  3. Publish link on your Blog with a complete and thorough reflection (see below)

STEP FIVE:
REFLECT

Your blog should include:
  1. 500+ words about the process of starting and creating a blog.
  2. What did you learn about working in collaboration with someone who is responsible for approving the content of the product.
  3. What have you learned about bringing a product to a deliverable quality? What is process to deliver electronic content?
  4. Would you use Glogster for any other educational purpose.