Twitter in Plain English
A quick and plain English intro the micro-blogging service Twitter.

Why You Participate in PLN's:

Do you Plurk? Do you Twitter? Do you what?

Ten Tips for Growing your Learning Network

Twitter; The Stupidest Thing I Ever Heard Of
Excellent Prezi presentation about using Twitter in education.

How Twitter Works: from How stuff works

PRESTO: How to Build A PLN Using Twitter

Twitter 101 for Educators: 12 tips to help get your started

Twitter for Teachers
This e-book is intended for use by teachers from primary, elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools. The contents of the book are made available under an attribution, non-commercial, share-alike Creative Commons license. Any and all contributions to this resource are deemed to be done on a voluntary basis. Edits to this resource may be edited, deleted or otherwise modified by the moderators of the site.

Nine Reasons to Twitter in Schools
Why should educators get involved with Twitter? Here are nine reasons.

Twitter Freaks Diigo
Share your Twitter resources here! Make sure to indicate why you want to join when you request membership. If you have few Diigo friends, few bookmarks or questionable bookmarks and do not give a reason for joining, I'm likely to think you are a spammer and will decline your membership. We've had issues with people spamming this group and I'm trying to avoid misuse of this group

Kelly Hines Twitter on Diigo Resources

Nine Great Reasons Why Teachers Should Twitter

The Twitter4Teachers Wiki
The best Place to find Teachers on Twitter. This wiki was created to easily help educators find other educators on Twitter that have the same interests as them (that teach in the same content area). Check out the list of educators on the pages linked below and add your Twitter name to the appropriate list too.

Educators on Twitter
is a Google Docs Spreadsheet started by Liz B. Davis. The list is constantly growing as new additions are added almost daily.

800 Teachers on Twitter
Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, has compiled a list of nearly 800 educators on Twitter. Each entry is accompanied by a short summary about the Twitter user.

10 Things Teachers Should Know to Get Started with Twitter
Twitter Guide for Teachers

30 Twitter Tips for Teachers

Twenty-Nine Interesting Ways* to use Twitter in the Classroom presentation

Using Twitter in Education

How to become Twitter Teacher(TT) in 23 steps or less?

Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites: Twitter

Twitter Search
Located at the bottom of the Twitter page is a search link. Try searching for key words commonly used in educational technology. Then follow the Twitter users who are writing messages containing those key terms.

Twitter Help for Teachers
Interested in following Tech Educators and or leaders? Sign up for one or more groups below. Click the button(s) and scroll to the bottom and sign in. You will automatically become followers in the group. Thanks to Eric Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal), Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell), Sean Banville (@SeanBanville) and Diana Dell (@dianadell) for sharing!

Global Education Collaborative
This is a group of Twitter-using educators interested in global education. Find out more about us at

100 ELT + other educators to follow on Twitter
Great tweeters in the field of English Language Teaching & others who generously share and provide quality links and other great tips

Follow Cyndi-one of this wiki’s creators

Twitter Tools

TwitPic lets you share photos on Twitter You can post pictures to TwitPic from your phone, our API, or through the site itself.

TweetDeck is the leading browser for the real-time and social web, allowing users to connect with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace. TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organised and up-to-date.

Most of the features available on the Twitter website are accessible through twhirl, with usability enhancements.

TweepML is an extensible, open standard format that allows you to manage and share groups of Twitter users.

Twittercal is a service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar and lets you add events easily, directly from your Twitter account.

Tweetr is a Twitter client that allows you to send and receive Twitter messages, but with some added cool features: support for taking photos with your webcam and sending files (up to 10 MB).

Twitter Alerts
Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company and anything else, via hourly email updates.

Twitter translator: Simply type in your tweet, and twenglish will twanslate your tweet for you.

twtpoll - create online polls
twtsurvey - create web surveys
twtvite - event manager
twtaway - create twitter contests
twtFAQ - twitter customer support
twtBizCard - online business card
twtQpon - create online coupons
twtjobs - career manager
twtTRIP - travel organizer

With TwitWall, you can embed your favorite videos and widgets and upload your photos, MP3 music, podcasts, you name it.

TwitBin is a Firefox extension that allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations directly from your browser’s sidebar. Send and receive messages, share links and more.

Another microblogging tool PLURK

Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) - A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness. Verb. plurk (plüer-kh) - To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life. Yes, Plurk is for everyone. We've taken the time, the complexity, and the deep introspection required out of blogging. Plurk is an easy way to chronicle and share the things you do, the way you feel, and all the other things in between that make up your life, with the people close to you. It's instant gratification, instant self-indulgence, instant celebrity, instantly YOU. Share your life stream, live your life….Plurk!

Twitter vs Plurk
Caroline Middlebrook of http://www.caroline-middleb... discusses micro-blogging platform Plurk and compares it to Twitter.

A Basic, Open Source Desktop Client For Plurk

List of Educators
Kevin Honeycutt has complied a good list of educators of follow.

Plurk 4 Teachers
This wiki was created to easily help new teachers (or teachers new to Plurk) connect with other teachers that have the same interests as them (that teach in the same content area). To add your Plurk name to the list, click on the "Edit" tab at the top of this page, and then enter yourself in the appropriate category or categories! But first you have to create an account. Just follow the instructions to the right.