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Wakelet - Authentic Resource Collections

NYS World Language Standards Initiative: Authentic Resources Wakelet

This Wakelet presents and organizes curated authentic resources and related materials.  It features sources of various types that provide information suitable for world language educators new to the use of authentic resources and those with experience using these resources.  Searchable content is organized into four categories: authentic resource collections by language; articles, books, and book chapters; blog and website posts; and podcasts, presentations, and workshops. Users are invited to suggest additional content for potential inclusion in the Wakelet. 

Access the Authentic Resources Wakelet here!


What is Wakelet?

Wakelet is a free, online, content curation platform that was born from a need to bookmark, organize, and share links and web-content in a meaningful, visually-attractive, digital portfolios.  Users of Wakelet can save links, social media posts, videos, and images, all organized into collections that can be kept for private use or shared publicly.  Users can add notes to each item to tell a story, ask questions, or give directions. Collections can be organized on scrollable pages according to the user’s preference in linear, thumbnail, or grid layouts.  Wakelet pages can be viewed on the site or the mobile app and can also be exported as a PDF file.

How can I use this Wakelet?

Browse the collections of authentic resources of the language(s) that you teach.  Check out articles and books for further reference; read through blog and website posts for inspiration and ideas; and engage with podcasts, presentations, and workshops to enhance your learning.  We will continuously add to these collections as more resources are identified.

How can I suggest a resource site to be added to this Wakelet?

If you would like to recommend a non-commercial resource about the use of authentic resources in world language classrooms that is not currently posted in this Wakelet, we invite you to fill out this short, online suggestion form.  We will review the resource for potential inclusion in the Wakelet.  Please complete one suggestion form per resource. 

This Wakelet was curated by Serena Schaeber, Project Assistant for the NYS World Language Standards Initiative and 2021 graduate of SUNY Oswego's Master of Science in Teaching Adolescence French Education program, under the supervision of the initiative's Principal Investigator, Dr. Joanne O'Toole, Professor of Modern Language Education, in the School of Education at the State University of New York at Oswego.