ADD CANVA DESIGNS TO WAKELET:
Lately, I’ve seen a lot of updates from Team Wakelet, including easily adding Canva designs. When I go into my Wakelet account, I can click on the image button and normally I see, “upload an image”, “choose from giphy”, or “choose from Unsplash”, (Unsplash is a site where you have rights to different pictures so that you can share them). Now Wakelet has added in design with Canva. A lot of people make designs in Canva, download them, and then upload them into their Wakelt clip. That’s always worked, but now they’ve taken that middle step out, so we’ve got the option to go straight from Canva. Canva also has some templates that are set to Wakelet sizes – like banners.
I get excited about things that make the ed tech tools work better, but what I’m really excited about is impacting student learning or teacher efficiency, or any of the pedagogical things we worry about. I think Wakelet is a great digital portfolio platform or student-sharing platform, making it more efficient for students to use. So it’s not just improving a tech tool, it’s improving a tech tool that can help students.
WAKELET + ADOBE EXPRESS = 😀
Wakelet also works well with Adobe Express Creations. So if you’re a Canva person or an Adobe Express person, it will work for you. However, Adobe Express will be in a different place now.
It used to be in the “other stuff” area, but now you can find it right in the lineup under Tweets, Flip videos, YouTube, Google Drive, OneDrive, and then you’ll see Adobe Express.
I believe the Flip button, will no longer be in the lineup, and that’s the next update to tell you about:
EMBEDDING VIDEOS INTO WAKELET:
Now instead of selecting Flip, you can just copy the link to your video, and then paste it into Wakelet, where it is automatically embedded. I think that kind of adds a step actually, but it does work and it works well, and it looks pretty. As I said before, Wakelet is really good for digital portfolios. Students can add Flip videos, Canva Creations, Adobe Express creations, and whatever else is needed to showcase the different things they are doing in Wakelet. It could also be a great way for the teacher to send home a newsletter to parents.
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