Station Rotation.

A few weeks ago I was creating a station rotation experience focussed on research and critical thinking. I wanted the learners to get familiar with our library and it’s resources, alongside with the materials we can find online.

As the learners approach a station, there would be one of their questions. Things they are curious about in this big world. Along side of the questions I wanted to provide some curated resources to start a conversation. So I went on a search for a friendly, easy to use tool that could do just that job. That journey led me to a website called Wakelet.

In the beginning of the school year I always have a big brainstorm with the kids on what they are curious about.

Kurt Klynen

Storytelling.

Wakelet brands itself as a tool to save, organize and tell stories with content from around the web. And that is just what it does. If you can copy and paste, you can start using this.

The only thing that was missing for me was a QR code generator of the collections within this tool. I contacted them and within the week their developers send me a screenshot of the new feature.

Now when the kids come to the station they pick up the iPad and scan the QR code that directs them to the curated collection of interactive materials.

Examples.

After this activity, I dug a little deeper and found that especially educators are using it in very creative ways.

Here are a few examples:

School page
Parent communication
Tech Coach
Resource hub
Newsletters

Have fun!