What is Zapier?
Zapier is an API interface service that allows users to connect apps via “zaps.” Many of the posts below are my Twitter posts ‘zapped’ over to my site via a WordPress plug-in. While it’s not always perfect, it is a great way to move content from one site to another automatically.
Why is this important to educators?
Teachers and districts should be aware of this growing technology trend, often dubbed ‘workflow automation.’ Workflow automation allows users to hand off repetitive tasks, like pushing content to a variety of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, to an API service. Another service similar to Zapier is “If This, Then That”. Other apps that can handle workflow automation are HootSuite, TweetDeck, Zapier and ITTT. These apps can help districts and small businesses avoid redundant work, while GAFE and scripts can reduce teachers’ administrative workload.