Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The Ed Tech Bot on Mastodon has been around for a few months and has proven to be useful to me because it captures some posts I might miss in my feed. It helps that it's pretty selective; it focuses on blogs that are updated once in a while rather than feeds (like this one) that will pump out five or so items a day. In this post Clint Lalonde describes the creation of Ed Tech Bot, from the installation of a private Mastodon server to the setting of of the Inoreader RSS reader, to the use of IFTTT to push the aggregated contents into the Mastodon account. He laments not being able to write code for what IFTTT does, but for other people wanting to do the same thing, being able to do it without writing code is a huge plus.

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2020 11:14 p.m.