Edu 2.0 & Glogster
The assignment is to create a 6th Grade Survival Guide for incoming 6th graders using Glogster. Glogster is another amazing, free online program that allows students to create multimedia blogs. They are formatted like posters--complete with photos, videos, animated clip art, and text. They’re a great way for students to showcase knowledge on any topic. I decided to make this a group project for my students to teach teamwork skills as well as to help my students get to know one another, as I have a whole new class. If you’d like to check out the lesson and rubric, visit my TechieTeacher Yahoo group! (Look in the Files section.)
Edu 2.0 lends itself nicely to team projects. You can specify a team assignment and arrange students into groups. This allows you to grade them as a team very easily. You can also set up forums to facilitate group communication. It’s actually quite a bit of fun, both for me and the students.
In exploring resources for this project, I came across a great website called Voki that allows you to create talking avatars. You can add your avatar to your website, blog, etc. They're a great way for your students to share small snippets of information in a fun way. Check mine out!