Pros and Cons of Glogster: The Pros

What's so Great about Glogster? What are the Benefits?

Interactive Web 2.0 Tool- Viewers and users interact with Glogster content

Multi-Media Tool-  Utilizes music, audio, sound effects, video, animation, podcasts, pictures, photos, imagery, reading, drawing, data presentation, writing, and more

Instructional Tool for Multiple Intelligences- Engages visual, verbal, kinesthetic, and  auditory learners

Unlimited Interdisciplinary Learning- Use Glogster for math, science, art, social studies, language arts, music, health, or any subject. Glogster supports the core curriculum and content standards

Meets Technology Standards- Meets ISTE’s NETS Standards for teachers and students

Creative Outlet- Students can explore, express themselves, and display individuality with Glogster

Communication Tool- Teachers can collaborate with students, students with peers

Evaluative Tool- Both students and teachers can share and assess the Glogs of others, message, comment, rate, and reply

Teaching & Learning Tool- Teachers and students can work individually or collaboratively to create glogs based upon any topic

Differentiated Instruction Device- Students can work at their own pace and lessons can be tiered to fit individual  learners

Cost Effective -Glogster & Glogster Edu Basic are totally free

Secure Platform- Glogs can be private, shared with a class, or publicly posted; Glogster Edu is teacher-controlled, inappropriate content is not permitted. Inappropriate Glogs will be tagged and hidden.

Age-Appropriate- Designed for students in primary, secondary, or collegiate educational levels

Simplicity- Glogster is user-friendly, registration is simple, tools are easy to use

Comfort- Enables students to work with technology (they are usually the experts); students can work either independently or collaboratively in their homes or at school

Bloom’s Taxonomy- Creating a project on Glogster requires students to use Bloom’s critical thinking skills: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation