Glogster: Project-Based Learning with Multimedia
2 graduate-level professional development units
Course Description: Take your classroom into the 21st century! Explore the exciting possibilities of incorporating student created multimedia projects across the curriculum using Glogster, an engaging and easy to use tool. Using Glogster, students create interactive posters incorporating text, images, sound, video clips, graphics, and hyperlinks. The use of Glogster promotes the 21st century learning skills of digital literacy, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. You will leave this class prepared with practical ideas that you will be able to immediately apply in your classroom. Among the topics this course will explore are the principles of project-based learning using multimedia, how to integrate multimedia projects into the curriculum, and how to manage and assess student produced multimedia projects. As a part of this course, you will develop a project based instructional lesson using Glogster. This is an introductory course open to all K-12 teachers in all curricular areas. You should have basic computer skills (e.g., word processing, email, basic Internet skills). You will also need access to the Internet and an email account.
NOTE: This course is correlated with the national ISTE NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) and the No Child Left Behind Act.
Instructor: Stephen Zvolner
About the Instructor: Stephen Zvolner, the instructor of these courses has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in Physics and a M.S. in Physics. He has spent 18 years inindustry as a technologist and software developer. He has taught educational technology courses and workshops for the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate School of Education at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an instructor at the graduate level, he has extensive experience with teaching adult learners about the use of digital media in the classroom. He helped found the Digital Media Lab at the University of St. Thomas and has been actively involved as a researcher investigating the use of emerging technologies such as streaming video and digital libraries in the classroom. He also served, via invitation, as a committee member on the state of Minnesota's Educational Technology Planning Committee where we were charged with developing the K-12 technology standards for the state of Minnesota. If you have any questions about course content, please email the instructor here (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about registration or transcription please contact CPCE.