Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Glogster Poster Maker

It has been raining for more than a week so I decided to play with a cool tool for young people, Glogster. It is an online poster-maker. See my first attempt at a poster promoting the online web 2.0 tutorial for teachers, Classroom Learning 2.0.

Online posters are for expressing yourself. How would these be used in schools or libraries, or as ways to get the attention of public policy makers? Right now in California, many schools are about to send out "pink slips" to teachers, teacher librarians, all sorts of support staff. In School Board Meetings across the state, the cuts are being announced and meetings are packed full with parents, teachers, and students who have formal statements to make. Many of the audience will have t-shirts or buttons with words like "save our teachers" or "save our sports programs" or "save our Librarians" Some will carry posters and banners, too. Is Glogster another way to make a statement?

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