ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Glogster: The Creative Visual Learning Platform
Digital Tool: Glogster
Digital Tool Description: Glogster is a network that lets users make interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content. You can create Glog projects on various subjects. You can create a template Glog that students can use to start their work on a project. You can also monitor all student work during the project. Also, you can group students into classes to reflect class assignments. You can assign projects to separate classes and communicate separately to each class. The content made in one class is only available to other students in that class. Teachers can directly access student accounts and monitor all activities using your teacher dashboard.
Title: Interdependence: How are we connected?
Digital Tool: National Geographic Global Closet Calculator
Digital Tool Description: The Global Closet Calculator is an interactive tool that allows students to see how we are connected to other countries through the use of resources. The first part of the interactive shows students how their clothes connect them globally. In the second part, the students will have to make critical decisions as they follow the journey of making a pair of blue jeans or an MP3 player.