- Feb 2020
each student could create their own Wakelet
One of the important discoveries I have made about using tech in the classroom is that I can model its use, show how I use it, keep using it in a public way, and generally hope it gets adopted. What I know from the population of students I teach (underprepared, first generation, working class) is that they've got quite enough tech in their lives. They are terrific people but they have busy lives. No time for new stuff that doesn't solve an immediate problem. I get a few privileged students in my classes who do adopt tech readily. Classic case of the rich getting richer, seeing past the minimal amount of time and attention needed to adopt a tool like Wakelet. I have three or four students out of 65 who are adopting this tool in the way you so astutely suggest. I find the same issues with Vialogues and Hypothes.is in the classroom. Mostly I get respectful students who clearly are not buying what I am selling, hence my soft sell, a wing and a prayer.
Maybe instead I should always be closing?