Teacher Makes Learning Fun With Graphic Blogs

J Ammani

School teacher J. Ammani has turned to Glogster to make learning English fun and it has become an eye-opener to not only her students here but also educators worldwide.

Those not familiar with this social network, Glogster allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs, which is short for graphic blogs.

This interactive multimedia image looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content. While the majority of users are young people, the tool has become helpful to tea­chers, educators and those in the advertising business.

The user inserts text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation and share with other users on the site or via other social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Ammani, 29, who teaches at SMK Kempas said her own teaching module on Glogster had been internationally recognised, when she represented Malaysia at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain, between March 9 and March 16.

“I was the winner in the Expert Educator Competition in the category of knowledge construction and critical thinking with my module, titled Poster Yourself Programme.

“I won after being a finalist among 250 people from 78 countries. A total of 23,000 people worldwide took part in the competition,” she said in a recent interview…read more.

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