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Create Rich Digital Learning Content in Minutes With Blendspace

by Kelly Walsh on February 18, 2014


This Quick and Easy Free Web App is Great for Creating Flipped and Blended Learning Materials

In the current Online Flipped Classroom Workshop that we’re just wrapping up, one of the participants recommended Blendspace, so I gave it a look. Wow! Here’s yet another powerful tool that lets teachers bring together different types of content into a focused, purposeful set of learning materials with ease.

Blendspace create lessons in minutes

In a few minutes, you can search out (or directly paste in the URLs for) YouTube videos, web pages, files of your own, and lots of different web media, and create a “Blendspace” like the one below. These can be shared via a link on social media, or embedded as I’ve done below (the size can be adjusted – this is smaller than I’d prefer, but I had to work within the limits of the site layout).

This example has just 5 resources in it, but you can add many more to yours. It is also easier to view on the Blendspace web site: click here to access it in full screen mode, or click on the “Open in Blendspace” link in the upper right hand corner. Click on the circular icons on the upper right hand corner of each resource tile to open that resource within the Blendspace window.

The possibilities for today’s teachers to mash up digital content into their own customized learning resource sets just keep improving. What an amazing time to teach!

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Getting to Know MentorMob (now called LessonPaths) for Teaching and Learning
An Outstanding Free Tool for Flipping Videos –
Movenote – Another Easy Free Tool for Creating Digital Learning Content



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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