Wakelet makes it easy to share, collaborate and tell stories with your students.
For a more general guide of Wakelet's use in education see learn.wakelet.com, but this guide will get into more detail about using it with students and will answer some common questions.
How can my students benefit from Wakelet?
The simplest and most common way that Wakelet enhances the classroom is by presenting and sharing resources with students. Wakelet's clean interface highlights only the most important details and allows you to edit the title and description of the content to filter out unnecessary mess.
Read Mode also pulls only the important text from an article or website, making the content clearer and more accessible:
And that's before your students have even started using Wakelet themselves!
Once they join a collection or create an account, students can save and organise their own resources, collaborate on group collections and even present their own digital portfolios.
If your students are 13+, they can make a Wakelet account. To sign up go to wakelet.com and click 'Sign Up' in the top-right. The only details required are a screen name, an email address and a password. We suggest having the student sign up with their @edu address.
Once they've created an account they can set their personal profile up, and start creating collections:
What if my students are younger than 13?
If your students are under 13 they can't create a Wakelet account, but that doesn't mean that they can't use Wakelet to collaborate. You can invite them via QR code, a written code or a web link that will allow them to contribute to collections without creating an account. See here for a written guide (or see the collaboration video in the section below).
How can my students work together on Wakelet?
Wakelet has a powerful set of collaboration tools that allow your students to work on collections together. Have them research a topic together and save the information in one collection, and you can even give them feedback by adding your own text notes. Click here for a full written guide and how your students can collaborate with our mobile app as well!
In the future we'll be adding even more features in this area, but for now just remember that the creator of the collection is the owner and can delete or edit any content, whilst the contributors can only delete and edit their own items.
How can my students use Wakelet for portfolios?
Having your own portfolio of work is becoming increasingly important in many careers, especially as students reach the end of school.
Wakelet can be a powerful tool for this too, with your students' public-facing profiles serving as a clean, clear record of work that looks professional on any device. With rich embedded content like YouTube videos and social media, students of any discipline can stand out from the crowd.
These guides will help your students create amazing portfolios:
We hope that this guide has inspired you to explore how your students can benefit from Wakelet.
Not only do we have a lot of improvements on the way in this area, but our amazing community is always coming up with new ways to engage with students and create an amazing classroom experience.