Since launching Wizer 10 months ago, it has been exciting to see how creative, innovative teachers are using the site to make beautiful, engaging digital worksheets that students love. We always try to listen to teachers closely so we can develop the tools they will love. One clear message we heard from our teacher community, was that many are interested in the growing Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and asked if Wizer could be a good platform for teachers to collaborate to create digital resources.
You asked. We built.
Today we are happy to introduce Shared Folders!
Folders are a simple way for every teacher to organize their Wizers into sets. We hope this helps all teachers as they start preparing Wizers for the upcoming school year. Teachers can also invite other teachers to collaborate on a shared folder and develop resources together. The shared folders are easy to use and will enable teams of teachers to work together to create original Open educational resources.
To get started with your first Shared Folder:
1. Create New Folder from within My Worksheets
2. Name the Folder
3. Click on the Folder
4. Click Share Folder
The real magic begins when teachers start collaborating to develop resources together by clicking ‘Share Folder’ and inviting colleagues to join the folder. Once the invited teachers join, they will all be able to share Wizers with one another.
5. Enter Teacher Emails to Invite to Collaborate
Some teachers are using the new Wizer shared folders to develop digital curriculum materials together with other teachers in their school. For example, if 5 social studies teachers split up the year long curriculum among themselves and each creates 10 worksheets, together they will all gain 50 worksheets to use throughout the year. These digital curriculum building sessions are called Wizer Hackathons. For more information about how to run a Wizer Hackathon email: [email protected]