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Costa Mesa, CA and Boston, MA | Published on: May 16, 2012
Social media pitch
SymbalooEDU and Glogster EDU team up to make using technology easier for teachers. #edchat #edtech http://pr.co/p/000ozu
Summary
SymbalooEDU and Glogster EDU announce their decision to integrate platforms and make things easier for teachers when using their tools. The decision comes after frequent requests from teachers currently using both the online visual bookmarking tool and the web-based poster builder.
Details
SymbalooEDU, the visual bookmark management tool commonly used for student personal learning environments (PLE), and Glogster EDU, the online multi-media platform for building digital posters, announce they will be integrating. In doing so they provide enhanced features for users of both platforms. 

Teachers can expect to have SymbalooEDU functions within the Glogster EDU project creation area along with Glog embedding possibilities within their SymbalooEDU Webmixes. 

"The teachers have so many tools that they have to work with. We should make it easier for them by having their favorite features available and easily accessible. Our educational users vocalized that they would love the option to embed their Glogs on their SymbalooEDU Webmixes and after receiving several requests we decided to reach out to Glogster EDU." --Kimmie Chann, Community Director for SymbalooEDU.

"We're so excited to add SymbalooEDU to our list of features; this is the first of many exciting new steps we're taking to re-vamp and enhance the platform and integrate it with other teaching tools." -- Deena Kelly, Managing Director for Glogster EDU.

The two companies are carrying on their partnership by co-sponsoring an event, EdTech Karaoke 2012, during this year's ISTE conference. The other co-sponsors include Edutopia, CUE, Edublogs and Volunteerspot.


About SymbalooEDU
 

SymbalooEDU is a free Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for educators to visually organize and share the best of the web with students. With SymbalooEDU educators can organize teaching resources all in one place, encourage student to student communications, and promote innovation while maintaining simplicity in teaching.


About Glogster EDU

Glogster EDU is an innovative educational platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills. Glogster EDU empower educators and students with the technology to create Glogs – online multimedia posters – with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more. Our project-based learning platform brings creativity and excitement to the learning process for teachers, students, and parents. Learn more about Glogster EDU at http://edu.glogster.com.