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Interactive Posters Using 21st Century Skills



Teachers, be sure to go to the site's educational page here.

This Web 2.0 teaching tool is a poster-creation tool that allows you to combine text, pictures, graphics, video, and audio into an interactive poster. You use it to create a “glog” which is simply an online interactive poster web page.

The educational division of this excellent teaching tool is very teacher-friendly. The site provides plenty of video tutorials and teacher resources.

The "Teacher Light" account is $29.95 per year and gives you 50 accounts. The "Teacher Premium" account is $99.99 per year with 200 student accounts.

Students can create their own free personal accounts, but they will have to have an email address. Teachers are unable to view these accounts without the student providing them with the necessary information.

UPDATE: Teachers can sign up for a free individual account; however, you must now purchase one of the upgraded accounts to be able to create and manage student accounts.

21st Century Skills

Creativity, effective communication skills and student collaboration during group projects are all used when students use Glogster.

Creating these online posters can definitely spark students’ creativity while turning potentially dull assignments into individually creative and highly visually-stimulating ones.

This Web 2.0 tool's visual, audio, and textual elements help to develop the visual literacy skills needed by 21st century learners. Visual literacy is the ability to understand and produce visual messages. Visual literacy has become increasingly important in today’s information age as students are becoming more and more surrounded by images expressing all kinds of information and knowledge.

This Web 2.0 teaching tool utilizes the valuable skills of information literacy as students locate, gather, analyze, and organize information and images to synthesize into an interactive poster online.

In the Classroom

An interactive glog is a wonderful way for students to share their knowledge and can be used across the curriculum. Glogs can be used for book reports, math, science, social studies, language arts, poetry, and public service announcements – almost anything you can think of.

Students can upload podcasts that they create to their glogs. The site also handles video uploads.

Final glogs can be hosted on Glogster or teachers can embed them into a blog, wiki or other web site. By sharing their glogs with class members and family, students communicate with an authentic audience.


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Here are some Tips for Teachers to use when planning a class project using Glogster.

Below is a video of a fourth grade class using Glogster, Google Earth, and paper "passports" during a states research project.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Mini-research projects, as well as more focused research projects, are key points in the CCSS
Writing Standard. This site provides an good platform for students to share new knowledge gained from their research. The site's text and media features can combine to present key information and ideas.

Using this tool with a classroom lesson can meet objectives in the CCSS Speaking and Listening Standard. Students listen while viewing a glog and then participate in informal discussion. Speaking skills are used when students create and then present their own glogs to the class.

Students can demonstrate the appropriate use of specific vocabulary gained in a content area when they create a glog. Acquisition and use of domain-specific vocabulary is a key element of the CCSS Language Standard.


This short video tutorial shows you the basic steps in creating a glog.

Safety Concerns

Remind students not to identify themselves with their full first and last names, home address or phone number when posting their work online.

With teacher-created student accounts, nicknames and passwords can be assigned for logging in to accounts. The teacher-created accounts also do not require students to provide an email address.

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