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How to Combine Existing Digital Learning Materials into New Teaching Content: 11 Awesome Mash Up Tools

by Kelly Walsh on December 15, 2013


Check out this cool digital magazine I created with Glossi (featuring 11 great apps for creating online learning content)!

SORRY – JUST FOUND OUT THESE GUYS ARE NO MORE – I ‘ll need to recreate this content in another format! – KW 1/27/16

I read about Glossi in a post from FreeTech4Teachers this week and thought I would take it for a spin. Before I knew it, I was knee-deep in creating this Digital Magazine, focused on my favorite applications for creating digital learning materials. The applications I highlight here are mostly free, and they are all pretty easy to use. Educators love them because they provide the ability to combine different types of content (text, images, video, audio) to create their own unique online content great for blended learning, the flipped classroom, project based learning and so much more. One of the best things about these tools is that students can use them too, to create their own content and develop those 21st century learning skills!

Glossi was pretty easy to use once I got the hang of it, but it was time consuming to work through the capture and upload of images and careful laying of pages. The only real challenge I had was with getting the embedded video clips to play at the size they appear in the layout (I couldn’t figure that out and searching through their help didn’t yield any useful results). I had a blast though. What a powerful, fun application.

Have you used Glossi or tools like it? Tell us about it!

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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Pat Walsh January 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

A terrific tool for aggregating a lot of different content (and types of content) in a single front end. The possible applications (both in and outside the educational arena) are kind of mind-boggling. Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

Suvajit Dutta January 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

Very informative post. Thanks for sharing Kelly

K. Walsh December 15, 2013 at 11:12 am

My pleasure Suzanne! I love these kinds of applications, and sharing ideas for using them.

Suzanne Ross December 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

Very cool Glossi, Kelly. Thanks for sharing the latest digital tools to help us engage with our students. Suzanne

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