Disclosure: Wakelet is a new advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. 

Over the last few years I’ve watched Wakelet grow from something that looked like “another bookmarking” tool into a full-fledged platform for creation and sharing of educational resources. Wakelet can be used for creating instructional videos, building portfolios, making online art galleries, bookmarking, and much more. A quick look at the Wakelet for Educators page will give you lots of ideas about how other teachers are using Wakelet. Here are five uses that I’ve mentioned in the past and or jumped out when I visited Wakelet for Educators.  

Create an Instructional Video



Prompt of the Day.

If you’re not using a learning management system that contains an easy way to post daily prompts for your students to reply to, consider using Wakelet. You can post a prompt in the form of text, picture, or video and then have your students reply by writing a reply, recording a video, or by uploading an image. Just make sure you’ve enabled collaboration on your Wakelet collections.

Organize Research

With Wakelet’s browser extension it’s easy to save links and files to then organize into collections for a research project. Here’s a video on how to use Wakelet’s browser extensions.


Video collections.

Want to do more than just make a playlist in YouTube? Consider making a collection of videos in Wakelet. You can include videos from many sources besides YouTube and organize collections by theme or topic.



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