How I Use It
My students use WeKWL instead of paper KWL charts. We use the app when we are discussing different content areas, such as a new science or math topic as well as when we are reading non-fiction. Generally groups of 3-4 students work together to create a WeKWL, although there have been times when all students have worked together on one. It works well to have students see what their peers are wondering as well as what their peers know. This often jogs their own thinking and leads to a fruitful discussion.
WeWKL is a fantastic teaching tool. I like the digital nature of it because then students aren't loosing a piece of paper. It is very helpful for my students to see the comments made by their peers as well as anything I might choose to add to further the conversation. The collaboration is much more useful than having each student create their own chart and then sharing these one at a time on an overhead.