Glogster, a great multimedia collage building platform that I've written about in the past, has officially launched the live version of Glogster Edu. The new Glogster Edu eliminates all of the problems that teachers previously encountered when trying to use Glogster in the their classrooms. The new Glogster Edu is hosted separately from the commerical version of Glogster thereby eliminating links to Glogs (multimedia collages) containing questionable content hosted the commercial version of Glogster. Glogster Edu provides teachers with a virtual classroom space in which they can manage the accounts of up to 200 students. Glogster Edu has also partnered with VoiceThread to allow users to include VoiceThread content in their Glogs.
Applications for Education
Glogster Edu is a great platform for moving stale, 20th Century, poster projects into the 21st Century. Students can use content from the web to create informative collages about a wide range of topics. Students can also use Glogster to create a dynamic digital portfoli of the content that they've published to sites like SchoolTube and VoiceThread.