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Explore and create : Creation lab


Monday, November 30, 11:30 am–12:20 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

James Davis  
Dr. Ilene Winokur  

Learn about curation as a 21st century skill and an umbrella for other critical skills while learning the basics of Wakelet. Collaborate on a collection to curate content using all features of Wakelet. Then share and reflect on how to use Wakelet in your classroom.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Having the Wakelet app downloaded on their phones is helpful but not required. Attendees will mostly be using their laptops and the Wakelet website.
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Not applicable, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Citizen
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
  • Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
Related exhibitors:
Wakelet

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will:
Learn about curation as a 21st C skill and as an umbrella for other critical skills (communication, collaboration, communication, computational skills) from my own experience with teacher training using Wakelet to present and then sharing the collection afterwards
Learn the basics of Wakelet including the Chrome extension, adding items to a collection, using the Flipgrid Shorts camera for video, and collaborating and/or sharing a collection with others.
Collaborate in small groups on a Wakelet collection to curate content
Share their collection with other attendees and/or their school colleagues
Reflect on and share how they'll use Wakelet in their classroom

Outline

Attendees will:
Background (5 minutes) - Learn about curation as a 21st C skill and an umbrella for other critical skills
Introduction (15 minutes) - Learn the basics of using Wakelet including the Chrome extension, adding items to a collection, using the Flipgrid Shorts camera for video, using immersive reader, and collaborating and/or sharing a collection with others.
Hands on activity (15 minutes) - Collaborate with other attendees in small groups to curate content in a Wakelet collection
(10 minutes) - Share their collection with other groups
(10 minutes) - Reflect on what they learned in their group and from seeing the other collections;
(5 minutes) - Volunteers can share with the whole group how they'll use Wakelet in their own classroom

Supporting research

Online tools for teaching and learning https://blogs.umass.edu/onlinetools/learner-centered-tools/wakelet/

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/curation/

The Five Cs of Digital Curation: Supporting Twenty-FirstCentury Teaching and Learning (Deschaine and Sharma) (2015) https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1074044.pdf

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Presenters

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James Davis, Wakelet Ltd
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Dr. Ilene Winokur, PD Specialist

Dr. Ilene Winokur has lived in Kuwait since 1984 and is a professional development specialist supporting teachers globally including refugee teachers. Prior to retiring in 2019, she was a teacher and administrator for 25 years. Her blog and podcast focus on the importance of feeling a sense of belonging. Ilene is a Wakelet and Buncee Ambassador. She hosts the early monthly Wakelet Twitter chat.

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