Whether you’re a teacher communicating with your class, a school communicating with your community or an educator sharing with other educators around the world, embedding Twitter in Google Sites is a good tool. It was missing from the new Google Sites initially, but now they’ve added it in.
The animated GIF below demonstrates how to do it. I’m not the first to share this process, but I wanted to create a GIF to demonstrate it. I looked at Alice Keeler’s post about it to make sure I knew the steps before I started. If you need the step-by-step (or info about the other Twitter-Google Sites embeds), check out her post.
If you’ve been on Twitter for a long time, you probably follow more people than you can possibly keep up with. And, if you’re like me, it probably bums you out when you’re missing some good posts from some of the people that you really want to see everything from.
The solution is lists. Create lists in Twitter that contain the “important” people or that relate to a certain thing (i.e., the school you work for). Don’t worry: your lists can be private.
Well, if you’ve ever created lists in Twitter, you know that it’s clunky. TwitListManager is the best solution for that that I’ve found. Go to the site, log into Twitter and assign all of the accounts you follow to certain lists. Easy-peasy.
- First, I have lists for my school district and my friends (I read every tweet in those lists).
- Second, I separate everyone into Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. Level 1 are the people who I really want to see posts from. I try to read all of them. Level 2 are people who I’d like to read the posts from, but they’re not a priority. Maybe if I have to wait an hour in the doctor’s office waiting room… Level 3? Well, I’m just following them to be polite.😬 Sorry, if you’re in Level 3! 😬
- Finally, I have some other lists that I use at certain times. That includes things like the NFL Draft–I use that list for a few days every April–and Fantasy Football–I look at that lists on Sunday’s in the fall and when I’m setting my lineup.