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Wakelet - Authentic Resource Collections

NYS World Language Standards Initiative: Authentic Resources Wakelet

Access the Authentic Resources Wakelet here!

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.  Search within this Wakelet by surfing through a collection or downloading the spreadsheet and searching by keyword in English or the target language, resource type or NYS topic.  Users are invited to suggest additional content for potential inclusion in the Wakelet. 



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.

The New York State Education Department does not endorse individual vendors, products or services. Therefore, any reference herein to any vendor, product or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or approval of the New York State Education Department. This Wakelet contains links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations and individuals or to documents that contain links to other web sites. provides these links as a service to our users. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site. does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained in a linked site. We also do not endorse the organization or individuals maintaining the sites that we link, any views they express, or any products/services they offer.

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

You can recommend a non-commercial site that contains authentic resources or ideas on their use that is not currently posted in this Wakelet.  Fill out this short, online suggestion form for your resource to be considered for inclusion in the Wakelet. Please complete one suggestion form per resource. 

The content of this Wakelet is curated and managed by Barbara Patterson, Project Support Specialist of the NYS World Language Standards Initiative. It was created 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.