I really do appreciate my on-line professional learning network. Without them, I would be unaware of so many apps, web-based programs, and more that can be used to support instruction and learning. Recently, I searching for something on John Schu's blog, Watch.Connect.Read, and was reminded of a program that he used called Blendspace to make a lesson on Kate DiCamillo.
Since I was working on setting up a Haiku Learning site for the teachers and librarians that I work with, I decided to try making my own author lesson using Blendspace. In looking through some youtube videos, I noticed a series of videos for how Melissa Stewart created her book No Monkeys, No Chocolate. This gave me the idea of doing the Blendspace lesson on this very thing.
Since I wanted to see how the teachers I work with might be able to use it, I specifically chose to use it as they might use it. I was pleased to see that Blendspace was super easy to learn and use, and I was able to log in with my District google account. It took me a very short time to create the lesson below, and to embedded it in my Haiku Learning site.
If you haven't had a chance to play with Blendspace, I hope this encourages you to give it a try. You can also check out their blog for more ideas.
What apps and programs have you found most helpful in creating lessons?