Showing posts with label Twitter Moments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twitter Moments. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sutori Offers Another Alternative to Storify

Sutori is a neat tool for creating multimedia timelines. Therefore, it was a somewhat natural move for the Sutori team to develop a tool that enables Storify users to move their stories into Sutori. Sutori's Storify importer is easy to use as it doesn't require any coding on your part. To import a Storify story into Sutori all that you need to do is copy the link for a Storify story and paste it into the Sutori importer. Of course, you will need to do this for every Storify story that you wish to preserve before May when Storify will shut down and take down all content.

Another option for organizing Tweets into linear collections is to use Twitter's Moments feature.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Twitter Moments - One Storify Alternative

Earlier this week someone emailed me looking for an alternative to Storify which is shutting down and no longer accepting submissions.  Moving forward, one way to create collections of Tweets about a topic is to use Twitter's Moments feature. I have a video about how to create Twitter Moments.

In May Storify will be removing all content. You can download your content as HTML until then.  Alan Levine has developed a tool for extracting embedded Storify links. He's also published an extensive blog post on what to do with your Storify content (warning, there is a lot of coding talk in the post). 

Applications for Education
Creating Twitter Moments could be a good way to organize a collection of Tweets about an event at your school. Another way to use Twitter Moments is to create a collection of Tweets about a current events topic that your students are studying.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Technology...

On Friday morning I had the idea to write a list of the things that I wish every teacher knew about technology. Before I started writing the list I put the prompt on Twitter and watched the responses come in. The responses covered just about everything that I would have written in one way or another, but there is one thing that I will add to the Tweets embedded below. The thing that I wish every teacher knew about technology is that even the most tech-savvy colleague or student in your school doesn't know everything about technology. Remember that when you're not feeling confident about using technology in your classroom.

All of the Tweets above were organized into a Twitter moment. You can learn how to create moments here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Twitter Moments - A New Way to Follow Trending Events

If you have looked at or updated the Twitter app on your phone in the last twenty-four hours, you may have noticed the new Moments feature. Moments is a manually curated set of Tweets about trending topics. Following Moments is different from following a hashtag because following a hashtag will show you every Tweet that includes the hashtag whereas Moments will show only the most relevant and or popular Tweets. Moments can be embedded into a blog post as I've done below with a Moment about the Nobel Prize in chemistry. You can read more about Twitter's Moments curation policy here.

Applications for Education
My first thought when I saw Moments pop-up on my screen was that it could be a good resource in a high school social studies course for following news around events like elections or political debates.

It appears that Moments is only available in the United States at this time.