Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Map Pencils and Paper to Virtual Posters

Some students in Mr. Quezada's World Cutlures classes were given the opportunity to move beyond map pencils and paper and create virtual posters using Glogster for their studies on South America.  Glogsters are virtual posters where students can not only display pictures like a traditional poster, but they can insert links, images, audio files, and videos about a particular country.  Students used Culture Grams, an online database,  to search for the National Anthem, the country's flag, and maps for their countries.  Then they took the paper and map pencil assignment and made digital graphs to display the literacy rate, the precentage of various ethnicities located in a particular country, the types of religions, and other statistical data.  The graphs were then placed into their glogs to be displayed virtually. 

Below is an example of one of two of the students' glog.  

To see more glogs, check out Mr. Quezada's student work page

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