How I Use It
I have used Bledspace to create a learning module for students dealing with Cyber Bullying. The module included two internet safety videos dealing with Cyber Bullying, three websites, and a quiz at the end. I was able to build this Blendspace lesson in less than 10 minutes and pass it on to my students to use immediately. The content in the lesson can easily be rearranged if I feel like I need to add anything else to it.
Our school will be hosting a Relay for Life event this year and all of the information that students, teachers, parents, and any other stake holders was put into Blendspace, creating a "one stop shop" for all things related to the event. The result is a very organized space that is easy to navigate and find the information needed.
We have also had more snow days this year than we have had in a long time and, as a result, many of our teachers are behind in presenting their content. Through Blendspace, teachers have been finding videos, documents, and websites for students to work through as homework, then following up the content with short quizzes embedded right in Blendspace to check for student understanding of the content. The results are recorded in the quiz, so the teacher can see how the students are doing with the content. I have several teachers that are flipping their classrooms using this site.
This site is great for delivering content to students in an easy, well-organized manner.
Blendspace is an easy way to collect and contain content you want to pass on to your students. The site allows you to add content very easily by searching for online content and dragging the results you want to use onto the main content area. Content can include online videos, Google Drive documents and forms, websites, pictures, and many other items that can be found online.
When I first discovered Blendspace, I was trying to find a resource that would help teachers flip their classrooms and found this. It did not take long at all to figure out how to use this site and within minutes had a good sample to share with my teachers for them to see how it could be used. Since showing my teachers in a staff meeting, many of them have been using it to deliver their content in an organized, easy to follow manner. Blendspace allows you to create and add quizzes to accompany your content, which many of my teachers have used for pre-assessments related to the topic they are covering. This feature especially comes in handy when you are flipping your classroom where students would need to complete a quiz after going through the content before coming back to class the following day.
The site allows the user to not only access information found on the internet, but also supports uploading media files, dropbox files, and Educreation files created on an iPad.
We have had much success with the free version of this site, but there is a paid version of the site specifically for school (Blendspace for Schools) that has a pretty hefty price tag.