My son created a glog last year in 5th grade. If I recall, his glog was about the history of aviation and he had a lot of fun adding graphics and text and presenting his updated glog to me every evening. He most liked collaborating on glogster with his teacher and the other students in the classroom.
I came across these two new strategy guides that I promptly emailed to my son's 5th grade teacher.
I love Glogs. Teachers can use the free version by asking their students to create an account, then sending the link when they are done. This eliminates the need to pay and create a classroom. However, Glogster asks the students to verify they are age 13. I am not sure why, probably because anyone can set up an account. If the teacher pays and sets up a classroom, the need to have reached age 13 may be eliminated. Again, I am not sure. I teach grade 11, so I have the students create their own accounts and link the finished project to me.
They actually recently updated the free educator's version. You can now create accounts for your students (and pick their usernames and passwords) and upload them. They then login with the account you've created and:
1. It's already linked to you!
2. You have a record of their username and password for when they forget! (Working in a K-8 school having a log like that and being able to control the use if crazy characters is a huge bonus!)
You're still limited to 50 students in the free package, but we're using it in our summer school to help keep the kids motivated, so that number is fine for us. It's been a great tool for some of our remedial English students because it gives them another way to analyze books and characters without them getting frustrated as they continue to grow their writing and vocabulary skills.