Saturday, October 31, 2009

Glogging - Is That Really a Word?


Our goal this year is to introduce more technology into our school day. We are preparing children for a world that is now run on technology and we can not afford to have our students lagging behind in the global marketplace. What better place to start but in Kindergarten? Most students have already been introduced to the computer and computer related games: PSP, DS,I-Pod, Wii and X-Box. They have used lap tops, cell phones, understand texting, and of course, the Book Log Wiki. They are surrounded by technology. So, why should it stop when they enter the classroom? With the guidance of our expert technology coach, Melanie Holtsman, the students have created our first official word family glog. A glog (refers to a graphics blog or in other words an online rich media poster. Our first class-made glog was incorporated into the Skills Block work session of our day. After brainstorming "at" family words for a few days, students were invited to come up to the laptop, download a picture from Google Images (for example, a cat) and upload it onto the glogster. Check out our first "Made by Mall-ard's Students Glog" and see what the students have designed. Our goal is to make a new glog for the rest of the word family words we encounter this year (ap, ip, ot, etc.) You can now officially add "glog" to your technology vocabulary!!

7 comments:

dayle timmons said...

I really LOVE this activity and can't wait to see the rest of your glogs! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea! How fun! October was such a great month for you all... Kyle came home everyday with a new and exciting story! Can't wait to see what November brings! Thanks!!! Claire Ladd

Teri Lueke said...

What a great way to get the kids involoved in technology early! Although I am a university student, until this year, I didn't realize the amount of technology being incorporated into the classroom. This is incredible and very cute! Can't wait to see more glogs!

Rosemary Lewis said...

Now I know why Hanna has been searching google for different pictures ;) how great!!

Anonymous said...

Incredible lesson! Looking forward to more glogs!

The Griffin Family

Ms. Symons and Ms. Wickert said...

Love the glog. Lauren was so excited to show it to me and tell me each picture. We listened to at songs too! Awesome. Katie Symons

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Mallon and Mrs. Dillard,
We went on Glogster and we had fun because we went on the at family and we did the music ones (the bug one and the girl one). Can we please make a ap family glogster next? See you tomorrow. I'm going to bring my Indian person in then. Love, Joey