Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more Efficient!
Riding the Wakelet Wave!
What is Wakelet?
Wakelet is a free curation tool that allows you to curate information from the web and save it into “Collections.” You can save photos, links, articles, Tweets, and even files from your Google Drive directly into your Wakelet Collection. That Collection can then be shared out to other teachers or students, and they can all view or contribute to the collection. The best part about it is that you don't even need an account to contribute! By simply sharing a code, others can contribute and access your Collection really easily!
Adding Items to a Collection
Sharing a Wakelet Collection
Once the Collection is filled with all of the important information, you may want to share this with students, parents, or colleagues. There are several ways to share a Wakelet: A QR code, a generated code, Twitter, Facebook, Remind, and most importantly, Google Classroom. So, you could populate a list of resources for students researching a particular subject and then share out with them via Classroom. Or, students could generate a list of resources and share the link of their Wakelet Collection to Classroom. Think of the massive ability this would have for providing resources to students!
Explore Other Collections
As you create collections, you can change their "Visibility." They can either be Private, where only you can see the collection, Unlisted, which means they can only be seen with the link, or Public, which is available for the public. Since they can be made Public, clicking on the "Explore" link in the upper right hand corner allows you to search the Public Collections. They can then be added to your "bookmarks," or even shared out to your students!
Using Wakelet in the Classroom
Backchannel Chat (Brad Dale) - Collect audience feedback, questions, and ideas during a presentation to refer to later on.
Create Newsletters: (Kathi Kersznowski) - Add text boxes of information, insert Images, find relevant YouTube videos, add a cover image and a background, share out via email or Social Media
Curate Frequently Used Links (Amy Storer) - Create a Collection of all the links you visit frequently, either for class or school, share that with parents or other members of your teaching team
Used in School Libraries (Kristina Holzweiss) - Portfolios, newsletters, resource hotlists, annotated bibliographies, organizing research, digital storytelling