Twitter is one of the most powerful teacher professional development tools of the 21st century.
The fact that that sentence is–as far as we can tell anyway–entirely true shows how much technology has changed everything.
Imagine being told even just six years ago that in 2013 your best consistent source of diverse professional information would blogs and a stream of short messages in a bird-branded app on a screen you could hold in your lap. (The iPad wasn’t introduced until April, 2010!)
While we believe that it’s time to offer teachers professional development credit for their time invested here, that will likely time some paradigm shifts from district administrators and policy makers.
For now, we can do the best we can with what we have. And what we have’s a lot, including the following list of 44 twitter chat and hashtag tools, perfect for your #edtech, #edtech, #21stedchat, and related twitter chats and education hashtags you use to connect with educators globally.
44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher
Twitter Chat and Hashtag Tools
Tools that help you specifically participate in, find, schedule, list, search, curate from, discover followers of, and report on hashtags and hashtag twitter chats.
Twitter hashTag Monitor | Tweet - ReTweet - Replay | Monitor hashTags - Keywords | Filter by User List
PC based tool for hashtag power users.
Create and save cusotm hashtag/keyword searches, filter results by time span, number of recent tweets or by a list of authors.
NOTE: This is not free.
Analyze your hashtags to get the best metrics to measure impact and reach with your tweets sorted in categories.
Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.
Commun.it dramatically improve the way you manage your community, monitor engagement, track campaign and discover leads on Twitter! It helps you to build meaningful, personal relationships through social media while focusing on your highest-value relationships (influencers, supporters, most engaged members,promising new leads...).
I love that this tool shows you who you interacted with based on hashtags and chats you participated in.
Snapshot: Tweets, Impressions & Reach
Top 20 Lists
Drill-down Content Analysis
Detailed Contributor Lists
Hashtags identify specific topics and those hashtags allow TweetChat to connect you with people talking about similar things.
Twitter marketing and Twitter brand pages for companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and celebrities. Get more followers, engagement, results, and action metrics. Showcase your brand's trending topics and tweets. Twitter fan pages for brands and celebrities.
Register, list, and describe your hashtag. Twubs are Twitter groups built around content aggregated from #hashtags. You can also use it to participate in a chat and see members of the chat.
Allows you to create rules or actions to interact with twitter. Save uses of a hashtag (limited capability to keep up), set an alert to remind you about chats, and much more.
Hashtags based on queries: Twitter and 8 social networks. You see the what, who, when, how many times a tag's been used