This is a repost from Charlie Osborne at iGeneration. I slightly changed some of the information to make it specifically geaered towards teachers. Twitter can be a valuable tool for businesses, students, teachers and individuals alike. However, finding resources and services to realize the potential of the social networking site can be a task; especially if you’re just starting out. So, here is a directory of valuable twitter resources for teachers– from Twitter clients to lesson plans, language learning and more!
Generally useful resources:
2.) Twtpoll: Engage followers, ask questions, get feedback.
3.) Trends Map: Twitter trends across the globe.
4.) A world of tweets: Who is tweeting, and where?
5.)PostPost: Your personal Twitter timeline search engine.
6.) Tweet Backup: Follow them for a free backup service.
7.) The ultimate guide to Twitter curation.
10.) Birdbrain: Good for follower and status analytics.
Social media clients:
1.) Hootsuite: A dashboard for social media and RSS feeds.
2.) Scopy: For photo loving Twitter users.
3.) Tweetbot: A Twitter client ‘with personality’.
4.) Tweetr: Interface for iPhone.
5.) Tweetdeck: Another popular console.
1.) Twitcam: Share live streams.
2.) Twileshare: Share files.
3.) Twitvid: Share video.
4.) img.ly: Photo sharing service.
5.) Twitpic: Photo and video sharing.
Ranked by difficulty.
5.) A fake Powerpoint Twitter page. (Download, TES)
6.) Twitter for Academia.
Twitter for students:
1.) Tweetmeme: Top Twitter trends.
3.) 7 tips: Twitter as a research tool.
4.) Twittytunes: Tweet your music list.
5.) Hashtags.org: Search and track trends by hashtag.
7.) Remember the milk: Reminder service.
Other Education Links
Tips and tricks:
Articles of interest:
For your amusement:
2.) Tweetsheet: Your activity as an infographic.
3.) Tori’s eye: An origami representation of tweets.
4.) Foodfeed: It’s important to let everyone know exactly what you’re eating.
5.) Portwiture: Your Twitter feed in photos.
Are there any other Twitter resources you use?
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