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Wakelet in the InterACTIVE Class! (Ways to Use Wakelet in Elementary)

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Kristin Merrill  
Joe Merrill  

Are you an elementary teacher who is looking for ways to use Wakelet in your classroom? Join Kristin and Joe Merrill (fourth- and first-grade teachers and authors of the "InterACTIVE Class" series) as they explain how they have used Wakelet to transform the learning experience for their students.

Audience: Library media specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Wakelet, Flipgrid
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will gain knowledge on the latest version of Wakelet.

Attendees will be able to create their own interactive lessons and leave with materials to integrate in their own classrooms immediately.

During the presentation, interactive programs that are compatible with Wakelet will be introduced and modeled.


Introduction (5 minutes)
What is Wakelet?

How to use Wakelet in the Elementary Classroom (40 min)
The Merrills share ways they have integrated Wakelet into the instruction of their classrooms. We’ll discuss differentiation strategies, collaboration techniques, and various integrations.

Q&A (5 minutes)
Answer questions

Supporting research

Flipgrid in the InterACTIVE Class, by Joe and Kristin Merrill (Elevate Books EDU - Jan. 2021)

The InterACTIVE Class, by Joe and Kristin Merrill (Elevate Books EDU - Jan. 2020)

The Microsoft Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark, Tanya Avrith, Felisa Ford, Natasha Rachelle, and Kristin and Joe Merrill (Elevate Books EDU - Mar. 2020)

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Kristin Merrill, The Merrills EDU, LLC

Kristin Merrill: Fourth Grade teacher; 13+ years of experience working in intermediate (3-5) grade levels, 5+ years of implementing iPads, laptops, and Chrome books in the classroom. Kristin is the co-author of the book, "The #interACTIVE Classroom," on Elevate Books EDU.

Joe Merrill, The Merrills EDU, LLC

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