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.
Home » Education Written by Mason 3 January 2012 23 Comments One of the best ways to stay up-to-date on the latest in education (other than a free subscription to the SimpleK12 blog ) is to follow hashtags on Twitter. Before we get into which hashtags to watch, let's look at what they are. Hashtags (#) are basically keywords for a tweet.
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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... :-)
TweetDeck Column-based Twitter applications like Tweetdeck can make following hashtags easy. (Image by Tojosan ) As I’ve mentioned before, hashtags are a powerful tool that allows Twitter users to track what many people (especially people whom you aren’t already following) are reporting or thinking about a particular topic or event. Here’s the catch: Hashtags aren’t an officially supported Twitter service. They’re merely a convention that Twitter users have adopted on their own, within the 140-character text-only constraints of tweeting.
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.