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Wake Up to the Possibilities and Power of Wakelet!

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Susan Basalik  
Attendees will gain a basic knowledge of best practices for student use of Wakelet as a creation and curation tool. Attendees will explore the use of Wakelet as a professional development tool. Attendees will create their own Wakelet, a group Wakelet, and will learn about apps that can be integrated.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees should create a Wakelet account before attending this session. Link to site:
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Subject area: Music, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
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.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the session is to introduce Wakelet as a viable app highly suitable for use in any educational situation. As a result of this session participants will understand:
1. Best practices for using Wakelet as a tool for personal professional development.
2. How to create Wakelets for use with students.
3. Best practices for using Wakelet with students.
4. How to build students' capacity to create their own Wakelets.
5. Ways to help students advance through the SAMR model by using Wakelet.
6. How to use Wakelet's accessibility functions such as Immersive Reader and translate.
7. How to use other integrative tools such as Flipgrid.

Participants will have an opportunity to create an individual and a collaborative Wakelet while attending this session.

Instructional Strategy Employed/Level of Success
I created a Wakelet for my students to use in a virtual learning environment to help them learn a piece of music. The Wakelet included a variety of activities for my students to try which in turn, helped them to successfully perform the piece. In order for my students to understand how to use Wakelet, I created a short video made with Screencastify to explain how to use Wakelet. We were able to present the piece in a virtual concert last spring, and it would have been difficult to perform the piece well without my students having completed the activities that were included in the Wakelet. Students were asked to evaluate the Wakelet that they received by answering questions in a Google Form. Their evaluations were favorable. I will be demonstrating that Wakelet as part of this session. Here is the link to the Wakelet:


1. Introduce Wakelet and gauge attendees' previous experience with app (use Mentimeter)-5 minutes.
2. Discuss uses of app. Introduce Wakelets that I've created for my students.-5 minutes.
3. Demonstrate how to get started w/app. Demonstrate how to add content (video, text, etc.); how to save Tweets. Discuss slight differences between using Wakelet on computers and mobile devices.-10 minutes.
4. Have attendees create a Wakelet for their own use and add 2 items.-10 minutes.
4. Demonstrate how to share personal Wakelets w/others. 5 minutes
5. Create a collaborative Wakelet with attendees to demonstrate ease of creating group projects. -10 minutes
6. Have attendees try other features of Wakelet such as Immersive Reader. Also have attendees try to incorporate other apps w/Wakelet such as Flipgrid.-5 minutes
7. Answer any attendee questions; poll attendees to determine if there are elements of Wakelet that they might find useful for their teaching situations.

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Susan Basalik, Methacton School District

Elementary music teacher and music department coordinator, Methacton SD, Eagleville, PA. Active music technology clinician for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Google for Education Certified Trainer. Flipgrid Student Voice Ambassador and Innovator. Wakelet Community Leader. Keystone Technology Innovators Star 2019; Lead Learner 2021. Love finding new ways to use technology!

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