Glogster is a perfect tool for pupils to present or communicate information. You can use it for creating posters, fact files, project boards or ‘how to…’ instructions. It also serves as a good entry level activity to blogging.  You can put text, images, audio and video files on your Glog and add hyperlinks as well as choosing from hundreds of backgrounds and wall papers.

By the way, the entry level software is free then you pay for a premium service. However, you can do so much with the freebie package you probably won’t want to! (The benefits of the other options are outlined in the full lesson plan)

Here are some ways we have used Glogs….

  • Create a Glog about a character from history.
  • Create a diary-style Glog, perhaps inspired by a favourite book e.g. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
  • Make a time-capsule Glog, where pupils make a historical record of what it is like to be a child in the 21st Century
  • Create a Glog around a science topic
  • Use a Glog to display their work in school that week / month / term so that they can share it with their parents
  • Create a Glog around a play or poem they are studying (could include a vid or audio of some pupils acting or reading the poem)

For younger children, you could help them make Glogs about

  • particular colours
  • shapes
  • fairy stories
  • different sorts of transport
  • seasons
  • opposites – (heavy/light, things that float/sink etc)

If you want to look at one, check out this classroom one that Nic did about butterflies.  He also did a Taccle Glog.

Whole lesson plan  (including detailed instructions on using the software)



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4 Responses to “Glogs”

  1. nic daniels
    nic daniels October 22, 2012 at 16:50 #

    This is a must in the primary classroom. Once learners are able to use the software proficiently it can become an actual genre of non-fiction writing and applied across all subject areas.

  2. Ramona October 22, 2012 at 21:45 #

    Glogster and Photopeach are my favorite apps. After I came to university, at a master I learn about the educational part of the Glogster and what are the benefit for pupils.

    • Jenny Hughes
      jenhughes October 31, 2012 at 16:07 #

      Hi Ramona
      Not tried Photopeach but I’m on the case!!

  3. Karin Bornewasser January 21, 2014 at 16:03 #

    In school we used “Glogs” to present a paper or to give a talk – it works great and the teens loved it!

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