Over 100 Twitter Resources: Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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:

1.) The A-Z Dictionary of Twitter Hashtags.

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.

8.) 5 ways to use Twitter more effectively.

9.) 5 reasons why Twitter is not a waste of time.

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.

Lesson resources:

1.) 35 ways to use Twitter in the classroom

2) Historical Tweets

3.) Can Twitter be of use to academics?

4.) 25 ways to use Twitter in the classroom.

Ranked by difficulty.

5.) A fake Powerpoint Twitter page. (Download, TES)

6.) Twitter for Academia.

7.) Is Twitter a snark valve?

8.) Using Twitter to retain knowledge.

9.) The ultimate Twitter guide for teachers.

10.) Reflections on the Twitter-enabled backchannel.

Twitter for students:

1.) Tweetmeme: Top Twitter trends.

2.) How to use Twitter without losing your mind.

3.) 7 tips: Twitter as a research tool.

4.) Twittytunes: Tweet your music list.

5.) Hashtags.org: Search and track trends by hashtag.

6.) Twitter for Law students.

7.) Remember the milk: Reminder service.

8.) Twitter for engineering students.

9.) How to cite tweets in academia.

10.) How to use Twitter to learn a new language.

Other Education Links

1) Can Twitter be of use to academics

2) How to cite tweets in academi

3) 15 niche search engines every student needs

4) How we really teach with tech in 21st century classrooms

5) School considers BYOD phone use in class

Tips and tricks:

1.) How to schedule your tweets

2.) How to clean up your Twitter stream

3.) How to use Twitter on your iPad

4.) 10 simple guidelines for doing well on Twitter

5.) How to maintain personal privacy on Twitter

6.) How many Twitter lists are you on?

7.) How to remove yourself from Twitter lists

8.) How to add symbols to your Tweets.

9.) 10 tips for ‘power retweets’ on Twitter

10.) How to get people to click on your Tweets.

Articles of interest:

1.) Stalker’s delight? Experiment shows how Twitter makes you easy prey.

2.) How to build trust among your Twitter followers

3.) Should we care about grammar and spelling mistakes on Twitter?

4.) 20 reasons you hate Twitter.. and what to do about it.

5.) 15 most annoying types of Twitter users

6.) Why you won’t be taken seriously using the ‘egg’

7.) Tweeting the old-fashioned way

8.) How a would-be spy uses Twitter to attack the CIA.

9.) The world of social media arrests and prosecutions.

10.)Twitter’s forgotten Cofounder.

For your amusement:

1.) The first 30 tweets ever sent.

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.

6.) How would the Founding Fathers have used Twitter?

7.) How to torture your Twitter followers

Are there any other Twitter resources you use?

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