Read about how Georgia’s using Wakelet for the eTwinning project. She showcases her ideas with some awesome collections!
When it comes to introducing innovative practices into our teaching, we almost always stumble into a lack of time, a lack of funds, or a lack of infrastructure. I was searching for a collaborative and curative tool that was flexible and simple to use! It was important for it to support educators without restrictions and without a financial burden.
And I found Wakelet! Having had unpleasant experiences from previous years with similar tools, I started using it with hesitation. I used Wakelet as a learning calendar in MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) training and as a collection of certifications in my various actions.
Seeing its flexibility and increasing potential, I decided to try it out on the European eTwinning project. This is where 18 primary and secondary schools from 8 different European countries had to collaborate on an innovating subject, such as introducing students to the basics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Teachers (from different specialties) collaborated to create different Wakelets to:
- Make a Wakelet collection about themselves. See an example here!
- Organize a collaborative collection that can be used in the classroom.
- Share MOOCs and online trainings, as well as the certifications they have.
- Organize visual material (videos, articles, presentations) which they would present in the classroom.
- Allow students from all schools to work together in a collaborative Wakelet collections, without creating an account (necessary for children under 13).
- Create a Wakelet collection of all the tweets regarding our @MeTheAI2 as part of the dissemination of the project.
Wakelet’s simple interface, shareability, control capabilities, amazing view features and the ease with which you can add material and manage your collections makes it an ideal collaborative tool for every eduactor. Thank you Wakelet team, keep going!
Computer Science and ICT teacher
2nd Primary School of Nea Erythraia, Athens, Greece