Teacher Review for Wakelet

Wakelet, a free app that works on any device - and includes accessibility features - offers seamless options for teachers ( and students age 13+) to collect and curate online resources.

Gail D.
Technology Integration Specialist
EGUSD Technology Services
Elk Grove, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
In a digital age, curation is an essential media literacy skill for all students. The National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) now recognizes Curation as the “5th C,” added to Critical thinking, Connecting, Communicating, Collaborating, and Creating. During professional development workshops, I like to introduce Wakelet as an easy (and fun) tool for providing context and meaning to resources, taking research to a new level.
My Take
Wakelet allows teachers to gather, organize and share multimedia resources (text, images, videos, podcasts) with students, colleagues and learning communities. I love that it is free, works on all devices, and takes only minutes to demonstrate and bring users on board (“riding the wake”).