For an upcoming assignment, I needed to embed videos to an instructional page of the library website. I desired a list of videos for students to access, but I wanted to be able to easily add without linking each video individually. I also wanted the playlist to update anytime I added more videos. While YouTube provides a way to embed a playlist into a website, it did not show the entire list of videos within the library page.
Enter Wakelet. Wakelet is a curation tool for users to bookmark web pages, videos, and more. The bookmarks are organized into collections, similar to a board or folder. Click here for additional details about Wakelet.
Once I create a collection and add bookmarks in Wakelet, the collection can be embedded into the library website.
- Open the created Wakelet collection.
- Click the three dots and choose Embed.
- Customize the appearance of the collection.
- Once you have customized, click Copy Embed Code.
- Go to your webpage (Google Sites, Libguides, WordPress, etc.) and paste the embed code into the widget/code area of your site. If you have trouble with this step, access the help documents for your website by searching for embed widgets.
As you add more items to your collection, the items will automatically appear on the library webpage.
Other Ideas for Using the Wakelet Embed Option
- Create a playlist of videos that appear on the webpage.
- Add a list of resources for students.
- Create a booklist that shows the titles and book cover linking to your catalog.
- Add a collection of instructional how-to links for choice boards.
Author: Becca Munson
Becca Munson, Librarian, is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 24 years of experience in education. Becca is the Coordinator for Library Systems in the Blue Valley School District. Previously, she was school librarian at Blue Valley West High School. She opened two buildings in Blue Valley and spent some time as an Ed Tech Specialist before returning to libraries. Becca supports over 45 librarians and support staff as they work to fulfill the mission of flexible scheduling, collaboration, and literacy.