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Microsoft finally announced the release of the Wakelet app. The Wakelet app is now available as an additional resource for the Microsoft Teams service. You can now save, organize and share online resources with the Wakelet app.
The integration of Wakelet within Microsoft Teams will help educators in many ways. Microsoft hopes to transform the classroom experience for both the students and the teachers.
The official blog post reads:
Wakelet is now available as an app within Microsoft Teams. To view a public or unlisted Wakelet collection in Teams, simply open a new tab and select the Wakelet app. Wakelet allows people to quickly and easily save, organize and share content from across the web. Educators around the world are using it to create collections of resources, newsletters, portfolios, for digital storytelling and much, much more!
Now the educators can use Wakelet Teams app to share STEM projects, Minecraft lesson ideas, SEL resources with departmental colleagues and students and other online resources.
It allows you to invite other faculty members to collaborate on shared resources. You can easily share ideas and resources required for a specific event or topic.
Additionally, the app improves the learning process for the students. They can work together on assignments and projects by sharing study material with the rest of the class.
Educators can also use the new Wakelet Teams app with their classes. Why not invite your students to collaborate on a group collection and then add it to a tab in their Class Team to share it with the rest of the class? You could even create a reference collection of resources for students to access as part of their assignment or study unit.
Microsoft Teams has become a popular tool in the past few years. Microsoft wanted to compete with Slack with its release in 2016. Today, Microsoft Teams is ahead of Slack with more than 13 million active users.