IFTTT

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The IFTTT app connects you to your IFTTT account.  IFTTT stands for “If This Then That”.  It is an Internet service that connects other Internet services.  You can think of it as a bridge between platforms.   Through the app you have access to everything on the IFTTT website.  You also have a very nice log interface that shows you just what’s happened with your “recipes”.

A Recipe is a connection between two services.  There are currently 116 services that allow IFTTT connections.  From connecting Facebook to Twitter or connecting your smartphone camera to your dropbox, IFTTT has the connections you need.

It does take a little getting used to when you begin. However, there are thousands of recipes already out there waiting for you to use.   Once you start automating tasks with IFTTT you will be amazed at what IFTTT will accomplish for you.

Website:  www.ifttt.com

Platform:  iOS, Android, any web browser

Cost: Free

 


 

Here is the walkthrough I produced for the #NT2t Chat. I encourage any educator new to twitter to join this chat on Saturdays at 9:00am EST. The team at #NT2t are out of this world.  Check out their Google+ Community.

IFTTT Notes for #NT2t Chat 

 

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Tweechme

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Tweechme is a great new partnership between Crescerance.com and Susan M. Bearden.  Together they created an app that helps new people learn about Twitter.  It is geared towards educators.  It provides a list of the known scheduled chats.  That alone would make it worth the $0.99.  Beyond that, there are a series of videos by Ms. Bearden that walk us through the process of learning and contributing in the Twitterverse.

If you are thinking about Twitter, or even consider yourself a Twitter Veteran, I encourage you to give it a try.

Website:  http://www.crescerance.com/tweechme/

Platform(s):  iOS, Android, Windows Mobile

Cost:  $0.99 (Be aware you will need to purchase separate copies for iPhone and iPad)

 

Twitter

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Twitter is a social media platform that allows people from around the world to connect with 140 characters.  Some use Twitter to have a direct link to the celebrities of the day.  Others use Twitter to send out “anonymous” comments about various “injustices” in their lives.  Then there are educators.  Educators are a different bird all together.

Educators have come to discover Twitter for an entirely different reason — the connection to other educators.  Through the use of the hashtag (#) teachers from around the world can connect and discuss topics ranging from the simple to the complex.  Teachers from all levels meet on a common platform.  New teachers blend in with veterans.  Ideas are shared, discussed and saved for future reference.

Chats take place around the clock and around the world. If you can think of a topic, there is a chat for it.  Thanks to Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1) and others there is a calendar of the chats.  You can find it here.

Website:  www.Twitter.com

Platform(s):  iOS, Android, and others.  (Here)

Cost:  Free