My apologies for the over-dramatic post title, but Twitter is really indispensable to me as an educator. When I’m searching for resources for lessons or professional development sessions, I always go to Twitter before I go to Google…and most of the time I don’t even make it to Google. The main reason? I have way more faith in the “upvoting” process and popularity of like-minded Twitter professionals than I do of SEO/algorithm searching. If a resource is working for people, it will rise/appear numerous times on my Twitter feed. And If I’m following the right people, their suggestions instantly validates it for me (or, at least validates me checking it out). And relevance? Twitter searches usually guarantee that the resource or link has been fairly recently published, typically from the last few months, if not weeks.
Looking to get started on Twitter, or simply looking to expand and branch out? Here’s some resources I’ve collated that will hopefully help. Tweet you later!
- Signing up with Twitter
- Jimmy’s Twitter Cheat Sheet/Tips
- Weekly Twitter Chat Times (Compiled by @thomascmurray , @cevans5095 and @cybraryman1)
- 45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About – (HT Cheryl Lawson)
- 25 Important Twitter Guides and Apps for Teachers (HT Edudemic)
- Top Tips for Tweeting Teachers (HT Fractus Learning)
- Twitter Tips for Teachers (HT Moms with Apps)
- Popular Education Hashtags (HT November Learning)
- The A-Z Educational Dictionary of Twitter Hashtags (HT Edudemic)
- 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
- Twitter Lingo Dictionary
- Tom Whitby’s Twitter Stalwarts
(Click the image to enlarge – courtesy of Teach Thought)