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Wakelet for Student Knowledge Construction

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Dr. Ruth Okoye  
Karen Streeter  

Looking to develop your students’ ability to construct knowledge? Join us for a deep dive into Wakelet, a multipurpose platform that allows students to curate information, build collections, and create artifacts that demonstrate their conceptual understanding. Students can work alone or collaboratively depending on project needs.

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Windows, Android, iOS
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Learning Designer
  • Collaborate with educators to develop authentic, active learning experiences that foster student agency, deepen content mastery and allow students to demonstrate their competency.
For Educators:
Facilitator
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
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.
Related exhibitors:
Wakelet

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Knowledge construction is a process that helps students to draw conclusions and create evidence of their new understandings. In this session, participants will learn more about this constructivist strategy of teaching and learning. In order to construct knowledge, students must have access to the correct scaffolds and tools. One such tool is Wakelet. This session will introduce participants to Wakelet and the features that make it the perfect knowledge construction tool.

Outline

0-2: Introductions
3-5: Understanding Knowledge Construction
5-10: Introduction to Wakelet
10-15: Student Collaboration in Wakelet
15-20: Wakelet for Curation
20-25: Creating and Sharing Collections
25-30: Using Wakelet to Show What You Know
30-40: TRY IT OUT: Making a Collection together
40-45: Q&A

Supporting research

Com Facebook, G., Ark, T., & Schneider, C. (n.d.). For Every Student Every Day Deeper Learning. Retrieved from https://www.hewlett.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Deeper%20Learning%20for%20Every%20Student%20EVery%20Day_GETTING%20SMART_1.2014.pdf

Knowledge Construction: Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE). (n.d.). Myccsd.instructure.com. Retrieved October 2, 2021, from https://myccsd.instructure.com/courses/281/pages/knowledge-construction

‌Redefining learning in a technology-driven world: A report to support adoption of the ISTE Standards for Students. (2016). https://cdn.iste.org/www-root/PDF/advocacy-pages/Making%20the%20Case%20for%20the%20ISTE%20Standards.pdf

ISTE 3 – Knowledge Constructor – Educational Technology Exploration. (n.d.). Retrieved October 2, 2021, from https://edtechexploration.org/iste/iste-3-knowledge-constructor/

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Presenters

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Dr. Ruth Okoye, The Source for Learning
ISTE Certified Educator

Ruth Okoye is an instructional technologist and currently the Director of K12 Initiatives at the Source For Learning. A veteran educator, Ruth has spent over 30 years helping teachers learn effective technology implementation strategies. A frequent presenter on edtech coaching, information literacy, accessibility strategies, and using tech tools for formative assessment, Ruth contributes to the global conversation on these topics in both face-to-face and virtual environments. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, she often shares her passion for leveraging free tech tools as a digital equity strategy.

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Karen Streeter, Cogent TLC, LLC
ISTE Certified Educator

Karen Streeter is an instructional designer and currently Managing Director of Cogent TLC. Karen also coordinates professional learning opportunities for teachers through her work as a consultant for The Source for Learning. She has 25 + years of experience in public and higher education and served on the VSTE Board of Directors. A former Instructional Technology Supervisor, Ms. Streeter has a long history of presenting at state and national conferences. A Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) and Microsoft Master Trainer, she uses digital tools to level the playing field so that all students have access to sound instruction.

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