I think I made this harder than it needed to be. One of my goals in this program was to learn new skills and apply them as a new learner. In many ways to try and recapture the feelings my students have when faced with the same thing. When I read the task I saw the word Glogster. I had no idea what it was and so felt compelled to find out and then to try and use it. I am pretty confident with Photoshop, Prezi, Keynote etc. but had not heard of Glogster. Having done my reading earlier in the week and reflected and digested with some scribbled notes, I sat down to have a go with GogsterEdu today.
Hmmmmm. Pretty straightforward. You have a canvas and images you can add and drop into it – nothing my 5th graders would not master in 20 min. But then there are a number of multi-media resources which you can add. You can link videos, sound and images which all add to the experience. I did not have time to explore these today but will revisit this site – hopefully with my class to create some posters this week. I did get far too caught up in the variety of images and became frustrated with some of the limits of the program – or rather my limits in knowing how to use it!
My actual graphic is a little different. I put Study and Ethical Practice at the bottom, but placed them on pillars – meant to represent their importance and influence. Without these two foundations, everything else falls down. I used arrows to represent the relationship they have on the ‘use, create, manage relationship’. The triangle I created encompasses the resources and processes – which I represented with tech objects and a humanoid head. Maybe getting too arty for my own good. I used key words from the chapter to sit alongside the 3 main headings.
I represented the facilitation of learning and improvement of performance at the top of the page and put them inside a brain. To me the brain is learning. While this is not physically at the heart of my graphic I tried to show that this is a never ending cycle by adding a final arrow to a repeat command with a 0, which was meant to represent the idea of constant repetition.
I can’t say I am very happy with it. I should have played with Glogster earlier in the week and planned my ideas based on its limits. I am glad I learned to use a new resource and reflected on my practice. I learned new skills while reflecting on the concept.
The link below will take you directly to the image, I was not sure if I could embed it in wordpress – never done that before – any help gratefully received.