How I Use It
I use it to collect the sites of edtech companies, reviews, how-tos, and just about anything that may be useful in the decision-making process during the purchasing phase.
What I like about Wakelet: There is a Chrome app that should be installed. Then, when you find a page that meets your selection criterion, you click on the w (Wakelet) button. It opens a window. In this window you click on create a new collection for the first entry, provide a description or other useful information, the name of the collection, submit and finally, you click on the new entry to populate it with the web page. For each additional entry into a collection, you click on the w, type in the name of the collection, click on the collection and the new entry is populated into the collection.It may not be the simplest process, but it works well. If this is as far as you need to go, it's great. However, where it doesn't pass muster with me is if you wish to add another layer. At this point, the process is convoluted and ultimately lacking. What I mean by this is if you wish to have one additional level, it means going to another page, creating the new layer, then populating it through a move process with the collections that belong there. Then, if you accept this principal, you'll create 12 new titles, move the collectons there, only to find out you can't create a 13th level. This may or may not be an issue, depending upon the grade and subject, but for me, it literally stopped me in my tracks.