How I Use It
I use it when I am absent. I design a lesson that goes through a video, examples, and practice. A blendspace lesson is really easy to set up. I found a youtube video I liked. I searched in blendspace to add it. Then I created examples and inserted them as images. I also inserted images with practice problems and then had students answer the practice in a google form. If I had everything I wanted to use already created, I could have created the blendspace in about 5 minutes. Once you save the blendspace you are given a link that you can share with anyone. It makes it very easy to distribute information. Blendspace sends me a report that lets me know how many students viewed the lesson, which I love. It is online, so if I realize there is a mistake I do not need to drive back to school to fix it. My students tell me that it is easy to use. They just click on the link and go through the slides.
I have also been using it to create review material for students that are absent or need extra material. I typically have a video, questions, and the solutions to the questions. I have not used it in class for a lesson, but I know you could. When you open the blendspace you can see all the pages and I would be afraid of students skipping around and not going through the lesson in order.
Overall, I think it is a great tool to use to fuse multiple online mediums together. I definitely think it is a great tool to use for anyone that wants to share lessons with their students. I plan on creating as many as I can this year and then refining and reusing them next year and posting all of them on my website for my students.