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Twitter is for microblogging with 140 characters per "tweet".

Get started at the Twitter Home Page.

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Twitter in Plain English - Common Craft Video



Alec Couros (Prof at University of Regina) and Jordan McFarlane (student) talk about Twitter in education in this CBC interview.




Twitter Tutorial - How to set up your account





The Twitter Experiment - UT Dallas

Dr. Rankin, professor of History at UT Dallas, wanted to know how to reach more students and involve more people in class discussions both in and out of the classroom. She had heard of Twitter... ...


Websites to help you get started on your Twitter journey


Twitter 101 and other resources can be found in Mashable's Twitter Guide Book. This will get you introduce you to some of the Twitter basics like tweeting, retweeting, and direct messages.

Get a free download of TweetDeck and your Twitter data will be organized for you. TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, all arranged in columns. It is easy to use TweetDeck to reply, retweet, direct mention, search, and do many other operations. If you use Facebook, you can also see Facebook status' in a separate column.

The quality of the information you find or share on Twitter is dependent on who you follow. Two sites to help you in your search are 100 Twitter Feeds to Make You a Better Teacher and The Directory of Learning Professionals Online.

100 Tips Apps and Resources for Teachers on Twitter is chock full of sites to explore!

Laura Walker's blog, Nine Great Reasons Why Teachers Should Use Twitter, will get you thinking about the advantages of connecting with others.

Classroom 2.0 offers a wide variety of free online seminars for educators. Rodd Lucier facilitated Twitter for Teachers, a session that was recorded using Elluminate Live.

I'd love to have you follow me on Twitter and become a part of my Personal Learning Network. My twitter name is NBCCSue.