Friday, February 5, 2010

Obama Glog

So, President Obama came to my school on Tuesday afternoon for a Town Hall meeting and to talk about increasing jobs and strengthening small businesses. It was an incredible experience. Personally, I totally lucked out and was able to sit on stage with him and shake his hand as he entered. As part of the experience, we were asked to create a reflective piece for professional development. So, I took the opportunity to learn to use Glogster! I created a glog of images that I took during his visit, a little bit of text, an audio of the National Anthem, and a link to a video of his entire speech. I used the process of learning Glogster as my professional development, as this is a tool that I can use in my classroom for an alternative assessment. It was a hit! You should check it out. I'm pretty proud of it!

And, this is proof that I shared space with him. I'm the one alllll the way on the left with the black shirt and gray pants.


  1. Awesome glog! How exciting to be present when any president visits...impressive to be on stage as 'proved' by your photos:) As a current classroom teacher, it must be so rewarding to learn about all these new tools and have the opportunity to apply them immediately! What have you tried and do your students love the variety?

  2. Your glog was awesome Allison! What an wonderful experience that must have been for you. Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Oh I am so jealous! And your glog is very impressive! You did a great job. You'll have to show your students and let us know what they think.