I’ve mentioned ‘If This, Then That’ before in a previous post, as the ‘Master of Automation’ but what if we put this master of automation to work in our classrooms? If This, Then That (IFTTT) is a great tool that allows you to use “applets” that follow the basic logic their name suggests. For example: If [I like a tweet], then [it saves to a Google Drive spreadsheet]. It can automate all sorts of things. This week we’ll be looking at some great ways you can use this in your classroom.
One of my favorites, and one that I use personally is Send me an email when the President signs a bill into law, available here. I love this! Whatever your political leanings, it’s important to stay abreast of what’s happening up in Washington. Once I get the email, it provides the link to the congress.gov link where I can read more about the new law. I can see this being a great tool to use in government or a current affairs class to keep students informed, and discuss further what the law entails and even what the path is that a bill takes before it becomes a law.