For my tech tool review, I decide to share one of my new go to tools (was mentioned and listed on our Oct 8th/19 class notes and also listed in classmate Matteo's Tweet on the 92 Tools to Check Out Before 2020 (https://twitter.com/MatteoDiMuro/status/1183126568408891392). I used an edtech called Storify to collect and curate our school social media and produce electronic newsletters. It was an effective tool, but unfortunately like some tech tools do ... it ceased to exist and left me search for a new tool to collect and curate social media posts. It took awhile, but I was able to come across Wakelet. Wakelet had all the features I was looking for and more. This tool can definitely help you sail the 7 Cs of 21st Century Learning (check out an amazing blog on The 7 Cs of 21st Century Learning from an amazing colleague and former ECI831 student Genna Rodriguez) The ability to collect and curate a multiple sources of media was now at my finger tips and now I could also collaborate these collections with my PLN, staff, and/or students. Recently, Wakelet has partnered up with Microsoft and now has some amazing bonus features such as Immersive Reader and Flipgrid integration that really take things to another level. There is also an app for that so you can work on a Wakelet right on your phone. I am enjoying riding the #WakeletWave.
Want to learn more about Wakelet:
1)Checkout my video review below (I used Screen Cast O Matic for this (to learn more about Screen Cast O Matic check out Matteo's Review - Great review / Great Tool))
2)Check out my embedded ECI831 Wakelet below (or click on the link) with media from our current class, past classes, and related info (here's the code if you want to jump in and add to the ECI831 Wakelet - https://wakelet.com/i/invite?code=7632872)
3)Check out a few of class/school/professional development Wakelets I have done:
Ancient Civilization Research
Slope Help Videos
Connected Educator Presentation
RCSD Podcast PD
4) To learn more about Wakelet - Check out the tutorial at the Microsoft Educators Communiy Site
(great site - lots of other great tutorials/courses, Skype in the Classroom Resources, and a chance to become a MIE)
My ECI831 Wakelet Review
My ECI 831 Wakelet
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.