Sunday, April 25, 2010

Digital posters: Composing with an online canvas

Hodgson, Kevin (2010, April) Digital posters: composing with an online canvas, retrieved April 25, 2010 from

In the article Digital posters: Composing with and online canvas, Kevni Hodgson takes us inside his sixth grade classroom to show us his students’ conversion from demonstrating their understanding through posters to glogging. What’s glogging, you ask? Hodgson states, “It’s an odd moniker, or name, which morphs the words graphic and weblog together.” Glogs allow students to create posters on a virtual canvas and allow uses to embed videos, audio files and images. Using the educational-based Glogster,, teachers can set up virtual classrooms and create accounts for their students. Students can login through the teacher’s account and go about glogging. One of the advantages of this setup is that the teacher decides when the glog should go public and students’ identity is protected.

This is why I found this article fascinating:
-teachers can communicate on the glogster site to students about their glog, what’s working, what’s not
-students’ names are confidential
-a glog is not only visual literacy, but can be embedded with a podcast or video, thus potentially providing more depth than a paper poster
-links in the article took you to, examples of student work, and other resources
-the author points out the strengths and pitfalls of glogging

1 comment:

Stacey Caillier said...

This is so cool!!! I want to Glog!

Kristin, don't forget to edit this post and add some labels so it won't get lost in space!


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