How to integrate Screencastify and Wakelet

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Wakelet and Screencastify have teamed up to allow you to upload your videos straight to your collections. But how can it be used in the classroom? Stella Pollard explains all

Wakelet is integrating with Screencastify for the app-smash of the century – at least that’s how it feels to me!

For those of you who might not be as familiar with Screencastify as me, you might be wondering what the big deal is. Screencastify is a cost-efficient tool that allows the user to record what’s happening on their screen or web-camera while also recording the voice.

Start curating content in the classroom

If you’d like to gather some ideas on how to use Screencastify in your classroom, check out their free e-book “50 Ways to use Screencastify in the Classroom!” It’s not just for teachers; you’ll be blown away by some of the Screencastify creation opportunities for students. Did I mention that the free version allows each user up to fifty videos per month? What if I said the premium version is only $24 a year? Grab the extension for yourself and see what all the fuss is about by clicking here. 

When Screencastify met Wakelet…

So, let’s talk about the integration of two of the best instructional technology tools out there. Before you had to choose whether to save to drive or to YouTube, but now you can save your Screencastify recordings straight to Wakelet!

To get started, head to Wakelet and go to your settings. Select apps and connect your Screencastify app. A pop-up will instantly appear asking you to share your recordings with your app.

After that, you’ll be directed back to the settings screen and you’ll be able to see that your Screencastify account has been connected.

The first time that you use Screencastify with Wakelet, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to share the video directly to Wakelet. If you’d like all your videos to be saved in Wakelet, leave this option checked. Then just record as normal.

Start curating content in the classroom

The recording will save to your Google Drive and then take you straight to Wakelet, where you can select the collection you’d like to save the video to, or simply save to your items.

You’ll also find a brand-new button when you click the share button on your Screencastify video allowing you to select Wakelet.

How to app-smash Screencastify and Wakelet in the classroom

Need ideas for how to use this integration? Check out my top 9 tips:

Thanks for reading! Now go make some magic happen!