NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Flipping and Learning with GlogsterEDU

EDUC 600

3 CREDITS

$410

Online

Instructor: Rojanne Brown

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $410

Partner Class Offered Through IT4Educators

Course Description:

A glog is a publicly accessible graphical blog. GlogsterEDU is the perfect platform for teaching and learning. If you are or would like to teach in a flipped environment, learn more about the flipped classroom with Glogster as an ideal web-based access point for your independent learners. Also, your students can expand their digital literacy by creatively expressing their learning with a glog. Within GlogsterEDU, teachers create a private virtual classroom with safe student logins and a teacher dashboard that provides direct access to all students and their projects. Whether for teacher or learning, GlogsterEDU is the tool for you.

Objectives:

As a result of participation in this course, students will:

  1. Use Glogster and Atomic Learning tutorials as a technical and experiential resource to create glogs that impact teaching and learning in your classroom.
  2. Read, reflect, and act on current research regarding the use of flipped teaching to support learning objectives in your classroom.
  3. Synthesize and apply current research regarding digital literacy as it applies to using Glogster as an interactive teaching and learning tool.
  4. Identify National Technology Standards for Students and Teachers (ISTE), and make correlations to glogging’s potential impact on the listed performance indicators.
  5. Guided by Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, further develop a unit you already teach that is aligned with your state and district standards by:
    1. Redesigning the unit to incorporate flipped instruction and glog creation as tools for teaching and learning.
    2. Creating a glog as an access point that will support a specific curricular objective for independent learners.
    3. Producing a glog as an example of a student assigned project to share new learning.
    4. Constructing an assignment checklist and rubric that assesses the student-designed glog.
    5. Use Moodle to participate in online discussions regarding your learning in this course.

Texts/Readings:

There is no textbook associated with this course. Required reading is found online. Participants will complete the readings and independent activities described below to achieve the course objectives.

Technology Required:

  • PC, Mac or Chromebook with Internet Access
  • GlogsterEDU account (click here for details)
    • Free Teacher Account (includes 10 student sub-accounts, but no student management features)
    • Light Teacher Account, discounted for course participants, cost $?
    • Premium Teacher Account, discounted for course participants, cost $?

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