Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Technology Mishap

Just wondering...I tried Glogster with my kids for the first time a few weeks back and it didn't go so well. So, I thought I'd ask for some help!

My class had spent some time using books from the library and the Internet to do research on an insect to write a paragraph for information in writing. Some fellow Global Learners kindly suggested Glogster. So, I decided to try it for the first time. We used a graphic organizer to collect our research which would also help us to create a poster to show where the insect lived, what the insect looked like and what the insect did.

So, I checked out our school's laptop cart and was so excited for them to begin creating something new and different to share. But, my students couldn't complete their posters because it took so long for them to load. We finally gave up and used Word instead. The final products turned out really good and showed how much information they had collected, but I still would like to try out Glogster. Has anyone else had the same problem? Any suggestions?

1 comment:

Emily Taylor said...

I have had the same problem at times before. We were just persistant and kept trying. I opened up glogster and let it load before my students started their glogs and then allowed plenty of time for them to save. Kidspiration or Inspiration might be another great way for them to present their findings about insects.