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Glogster is a social networking web portal that allows users to create free interactive posters, or “glogs” and share them with others in a variety of formats. Glogs reflect users’ creativity, mood, or vision of the world, or they can represent ideas related to themes, texts, research, or arguments. In addition to creating “glogs,” users can create a network of friends, monitor their profiles, and communicate with others. As a result of its popularity, Glogster has developed a companion site for teachers and students called Glogster EDU. (There is a working example of a Glog to the right)

Getting Started with Glogster

STEP ONE: Go to http://edu.glogster.com/ (this is the educational version of Glogster)

STEP TWO: Create an account and/or login. (Save your User Name and Password in a safe place)

STEP THREE: Select, Create a New Glog! and get started


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“What is Glogster,” you ask?

For Educators:

  • A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner’s excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.
  • A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners.
  • A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and differentiated instructional activities.
  • Glogster EDU is housed in a safe and private location that enables teachers to securely administer accounts, groups, and discussion boards.

For Learners:

  • A fun, imaginative, and powerful learning experience which fosters independent creative self expression, positive learner-teacher relationships, and teamwork on collaborative class projects.
  • A vibrant, multi-sensory learning experience which integrates learner’s knowledge and skills into traditionally text-oriented subjects, and motivates learner’s desire to explore topics in which they may previously have been less interested.
  • Students can combine and apply their interests in multimedia composition, remixing, and social networking for academic learning purposes.
  • Students can upload endless creative material from numerous sources such as textbooks, relevant photo galleries, reports, journals, desktop files, video clips, music files, etc.


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Glog example and tutorial courtesy of Jaclyn Bell
Image courtesy of Glogster