Twitter in Education
Twitter may be a great way to keep up with what’s happening, but it’s not so good at keeping track of what's happened. That’s because Twitter itself offers no way to keep an archive of your tweets. It’s true that you can search your own postings (from your Twitter page). But those searches are limited to the last 3,200 tweets you have made. How to archive your tweets
Did you know that your tweets have an expiration date on them? While they never really disappear from your own Twitter stream, they become unsearchable in only a matter of days. At first, Twitter held onto your tweets for around a month, but as the service grew more popular, this "date limit" has dramatically shortened. According to Twitter's search documentation, the current date limit on the search index is "around 1.5 weeks but is dynamic and subject to shrink as the number of tweets per day continues to grow." What that means is something tweeted prior to a week and a half ago can never be retrieved via search.twitter.com. That's bad for users and it's definitely bad for data-mining.
djainslietech - PLN Development PLN Development Resources Developing a great Professional/Personal Learning Network is a great way to grow 24/7. My PLN energizes me to explore more, learn more, and think more. We are starting our district PLN development by using the following three tools:
Crowd Sourced Twitter Guide For Teachers This guide is specifically for teachers who are interested in finding out more about Twitter and even jumping in to the Twittersphere themselves. It is made up of a series of videos from teachers who use Twitter all the time, so it was 'crowd sourced.' Meaning people in the crowd each added a little until there was a whole. Pretty cool stuff really. You can hit the About page to find out who is responsible for all of this... :-)
Educators on Twitter - Google Docs
Why Educators should be using Twitter - Justin Tarte
The Burkie Blog
cc flickr photo by eldh How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? – Seth Godin Just for fun, I decided to create a blog post about the benefits of Twitter for educators using passages that do not exceed 140 characters. Tweeting about Twitter – #edutweet
Hashtags on Twitter: How do you follow them?
HashTracking.com (Beta) | Twitter Hashtag Tracking and Analytics
One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag, a topic with a hash symbol ("#") at the start to identify it.