Laura Gibbs

23. Hawksey's #InstCon Widget!!!

Blog Post created by Laura Gibbs on Aug 28, 2018

I learned something AMAZING today at Twitter, which was a cause of much rejoicing (and for Kristin Lundstrum too!): the ever-generous and ever-ingenious Martin Hawksey has added an embeddable widget to his array of TAGS tools for working with Twitter hashtags. 

 

You can see it in action on the front page of my InstructureCon Canvas site: better late than never! Just think about how great that will be for next year!

InstCon Remote Control

 

#InstCon hashtag widget in Canvas course screenshot

 

Thanks to the great job Adam Williams did in creating our #InstCon archive (searchable!), it took just a few minutes to create and embed this widget. It's exactly like embedding a regular Twitter widget, except that you use Martin's  form (instead of publish.twitter.com). The 1-2-3 steps to embedding a Twitter widget in Canvas are explained here at Twitter4Canvas. And now that hashtag widgets are back in action (thanks to Martin!), I will update that site this weekend with more information and tips.

 

And Kristin already has a #GetUpOrGiveUp widget ready to go for our Michael Bonner reading group which starts soon! More about that group here:

Reading Group: Get Up or Give Up 

 

Sneak peek in the Canvas course she built for the group:

 

screenshot of Michael Bonner widget in Canvas

 

 

It was such a blow when Twitter eliminated their support for hashtag widgets this summer... but now Martin has given us something even better because this widget exists in the ecosystem of TAGS where there is so much we can do and learn about our hashtagged content. THANK YOU, MARTIN!!!!! You made my day today!!!!!

 

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