This week I chose to explore the planning/organizational tool Wakelet. This is an amazing website that I was recently introduced to this year. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I always seem to have 1000 tabs open with websites, resources, or videos that I want to save. I’ve never found a system that works for me to save all of these sources in one place.
Through discussions and recommendations our EDTC class, the tool Wakelet caught my attention! This online tool allows you to create different pages where you can save webpages, images, videos, or any other online resource! I thought this would be perfect to save resources for different projects or courses.
I began by doing a bit of research to explore the features of the tool. I found that Common Sense Education has a complete review online. This review states that this tool is great for instructional design, media literacy, creating media, and professional learning. I agree with this statement, as there are so many ways to utilize this tool. I appreciated that this review also noted a few pros and cons:
I also came across this Youtube video that demonstrates how this tool can be used by educators. This is a great overview of all of the features if you are looking to use this tool for classroom learning experiences.
One feature that I have not explored yet is the ability to collaborate with other users. I think this feature would be very beneficial for group projects and resource sharing. I will definitely be looking into this in the future!
My Learning Project
For my learning project this week, I used Wakelet to create a resource page for ASL leanring. On this page, I included interesting articles, websites that have helped with my learning, and other resources that I want to use in the future. Here is a quick glimpse into my ASL Learning page:
Wakelet is very easy to follow and super user friendly. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a new organization tool!