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<ul><li>The Basics </li></ul>Twitter Handbook for Teachers: http://www.scribd.com/doc/14062777/Twitter-Handbook-for-Teachers A Quick Intro to Twitter: http://mattkruse.com/2009/04/27/a-quick-introduction-to-twitter/ Top 7 Tutorials on Youtube: http://mashable.com/2009/05/31/twitter-tutorials-youtube/ Twitter Help Center: (More Videos) http://support.twitter.com/
<ul><li>Twitter in the Classroom </li></ul>Understanding #Hashtags If you want to be successful in Twitter, you need to embrace Hashtags. What are they? Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags. Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. It makes it easy (sort of) for people to monitor what’s happening in the conversation rather than having to try and guess what topics you should search for. By having a conversation on Twitter using hashtags, you also make it easy for any other Twitter user to join in.
<ul><li>More #’ing & Tools </li></ul>Most popular Twitter Hashtags: http://edudemic.com/2012/01/20-hashtags/ Twitter Tools: As you send out more and more tweets, you’ll want people to see them, and to be able to browse through them yourself. Twylah is great for that, because it automatically turns all your Tweets into a beautiful website, filled with your tweets organized by category and displayed with rich media. It makes it very easy for your followers to understand what you are Tweeting about the most and whether you are a good fit to follow them. It automatically “promotes” you to new people! Best Tools to Add on: http://www.splashnology.com/article/50-best-twitter-tools-services/280/ BirdHerd Dlvr.it GroupTweets Timely TwileShare TwitPick TwitterFeed
<ul><li>What do Teachers do on Twitter? </li></ul>Google Presentation: https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfpwwgj5_363dpr7gcdd&pli=1&ncl=true
<ul><li>Alternatives to Twitter: </li></ul>Plurk.com About Plurk Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) - A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness. Verb. plurk (plüer-kh) - To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life. https://freesocial.org/ Free & Social is a stream-oriented social network service based on the Free Software StatusNet tool. It was launched in December 2011 by the Swedish Pirate Party . If you register for an account, you can post short notices about yourself, where you are, what you're doing, what you're working on or what you're thinking about. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you're interested in, and follow them privately or on the Web. You can also post event invitations, bookmarks, polls, questions, or other kinds of data.