Glogster – Just a Little Bit of Fun this AM

I have been working with 12 6th graders in a warm-up course this week. The course covers different types of applications that students can use in the classroom over the school year here at my school. Today we will work on Glogster, and I am loving it! What a fun application with many powerful functions for creating media centered around research. You don’t have to be an artist to make a “Glog”, you just need an imagination. Here is my first one.

Glogster – Just a Little Bit of Fun this AM

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

Check out this interview with Constance Steinkuehler, senior analyst from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy, regarding the level of intelligence required by and facilitated by video games. Her research focuses on the level of academic understanding that is needed to solve puzzles presented by games and even reading the gaming text. Unbelievable research that correlates straight into the classroom.  


Can you imagine what it would be like to have this kind of intelligence driven success in every classroom?