Making Things Easier for Teachers by Teaming Up
SymbalooEDU and GlogsterEDU Integrate for Teachers
16 MAY 2012, COSTA MESA, CA AND BOSTON, MA
SummarySymbalooEDU 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.
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.
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.
Symbaloo is a visual bookmark management tool that helps to organize and share the best of the web.
By creating webmixes around their online favorites, users can easily access their frequently visited websites, news feeds, search engines, radio stations and/or widgets.