Replied to #Domains19: Martin Hawksey Keynote by John StewartJohn Stewart (John Stewart)

In the Q&A, sava saheli singh asked how we balance the β€œcool factor” of exciting new tech with our critical concerns. I think that’s a great way of identifying the challenge that we face, both in ed tech and technology spheres more broadly. As Martin said, many of us are tech magpies, and we enjoy playing with these new techs. However, we have an ethical duty to think critically and teach others to do the same about these new techs.

Thank you John for sharing your notes associated with Martin Hawksey’s keynote for #Domains19. I liked point of the ‘cool factor’ of technology and Martin’s point about the ethical duty. I reminds me of a post I wrote about being secure, safe and informed.
Replied to Reply to Storify Bites the Dust. If You Have WordPress, You Don’t Need Another Third Party Clown Service (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)

Better than relying on the auto-embed handled by WordPress, actually copy the entire embed from Twitter to capture the text and content from the original.

I really like your point Chris in regards to the difference between the shortcode and the embed code. I wonder if there is a potential to build on Martin Hawksey’s TAGS work to smash the different parts together in Sheets rather than manually copying the embed code for each Tweet. Something like this:

=β€œ<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">”&text&” β€” (@”&from_user&”) β€œ&source&” β€œ&created_at” <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8">”

I still need to think about how to accommodate “twitter-tweet” so that Sheets reads this as text too.

Doing it this way would allow users to download a list of their tweets and potentially paste the IDs into tags and then generate the embed code.