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Create Rich Digital Learning Content in Minutes With Blendspace

by Kelly Walsh on February 18, 2014

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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 – ed.ted.com
Movenote – Another Easy Free Tool for Creating Digital Learning Content

 

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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