Twitter Cheat Sheet
Info & tips for those getting started on Twitter
Twitter is not just for the Kardashians!
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- Tweet- Twitter message limited to 140 characters
- Twitter Feed- running list of tweets
- @/Twitter Handle- person or organization's user name on Twitter beginning with @. This will populate your Tweet in their notifications. If you start a tweet with @ only the person you are Tweeting and other people you know who also follow the use will be able to view the Tweet.
- . - Place a period at the beginning of a Tweet with a person's Twitter handle to make it viewable to all of your followers.
- Reply- Click the arrow to respond to someone's Tweet and engage in conversation
- RT- Retweet: Add RT at the beginning of a re-posting of someone else's Tweet.
- MT- Modified Retweet: Add MT at the beginning of a re-posting of someone else's Tweet that you have modified.
- DM- Direct Message: Send a private message to a follower. The recipient MUST be a follower of yours to send a message that only they will be able to view.
- URL shortener- characters are precious. Use a URL shortener such a Google, Bit.ly, or Tiny URL to consolidate characters.
- #/Hashtags- Target your message to certain communities be including the relevant # in your tweet. Users who regularly search or utilize Twitter clients such as Tweetdeck and Hootsuite have columns set up to track hashtags. Hashtags are also useful when looking for resources on a certain topic or following Tweets of conferences. Hashtags are crucial when following and engaging in a Twitter chat. You can also establish one for your class to tag information for your students or their responses.
Helpful Hashtags for History Educators
#sschat- General Social Studies
#sstlap- Social Studies Teach Like a Pirate ideas & resources
#wrldchat- World History
#ushistory- US History
#historyteacher- General History
#socialstudies- Social Studies
#WHAPchat- AP World History
#ccss- Common Core
#pbl- Project Based Learning
#edtech- Educational Technology
#flipclass- Flipped Classroom
#elemteachers- Elementary Education
#ell- English Language Learners
Here are some helpful History and educational Twitter chats to give a try:
#sschat- Mondays 4-5 pm PST
#flipclass- Mondays 5-6 pm PST
#edtechchat- Mondays 5-6 pm PST
#pblchat- Tuesdays 5-6 pm PST
#sstlap- Thursdays 6-7 pm PST
#inquirychat- Every other Thursday 6-7 pm PST