A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's it about?
A social site centered on self-expression, Glogster allows users to create glogs -- online posters that contain text, images, and multimedia elements. Gloggers can upload their own photos and graphics or use an array of elements provided by the site. Registered users can also post comments, rate glogs, and add friends. The site awards "G points" to users for creating glogs, inviting friends, and embedding a glog in an online profile. Live Pulse provides a live feed of glog activity as they're created or updated.
Is it any good?
Glogster is visually appealing and offers users lots of options for designing their glogs. Some teens might find the editing modules a little tricky, since there's no tutorial or rollover text that explains the icons. Useful iPad app allows for creation on-the-go. The glogs themselves are a mixed bag; some are creative and even inspiring, but a few are hateful and biased.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to use this site in a safe, creative way. What information is OK to include in your glog, and what's off limits? Which glogs do you like, and why? What would you do if you saw a glog that had racist or homophobic content? How do you deal with hateful people in real life?
How could you see this being used to help you in a classroom setting?
- Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, writing
- Skills: Creativity: making new creations, producing new content
Communication: conveying messages effectively, presenting
Tech Skills: digital creation, social media
- Genre: Creating
- Price: $39-$390/year after seven-day trial
- Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid