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12 Twitter Tools Every Educator Must Know about

Social networking is a topic that I have been posting about for sometime now. I have published a set of series on this issue and will soon be adding more to it. You can check out Educational Social Networking from part one to part 4 to learn more.

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Twitter is one of my top social networking tool that I use for both professional development and educational purposes. I don't like to have any personal uses on Twitter because Facebook is already doing this job. The thing about Twitter is that, while it has a huge potential in education, yet many teachers and educators ignore the great arsenal of tools that can be used to get the maximum out of this tool. It is no longer about just logging on to Twitter and checking our tweets or posting ours but it is all about how smart we are in interacting with Twitter.In this regard, I am introducing you to a set of highly important Twitter tools that can help you better manage your Twitter activities .


1- TweetDeck

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This is a great Twitter app that allows users to arrange their feeds with customizable columns, use filters, schedule tweets and stay up to date.


2- Tweet Back Up

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As its name suggests, this is a tool to help you back up your tweets and your followers too.



3- Splitweet

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This tool allows you to access multiple Twitter accounts and also be able to separate your educational and personal accounts from each other.



4- Followize

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This is an awesome tool that lets you instantly read all your tweets in a very user friendly interface.



5- Qwitter

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This web tool allows you to receive a weekly email showing all your Twitter unfollowers and it also helps you identify Twitter spammers and spam bots.



6- HootSuite

This is one of the most popular platforms online. It allows you to manage multiple Twitter profiles and track your tweets very easily and many more.



7- Twups

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This is a Twitter aggregator, pulling the most popular Twitter topics into one place, so you can keep up to date on what is going on in the world via Twitter.



8- TweetGrid

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This is a tool that allows you to create a Twitter search dashboard that updates in real time.




9- Twilert

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Twilert is a free Web app that enables you to receive regular email updates of tweets containing your brand, product, service or any keyword you like.



10- GroupTweet

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This is a great tool for teachers to create a classroom group Twitter account where they can organize and send tweets.


12- Tweetree

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This tool puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context. It also pulls in lots of external content like photos, vidoes and many more.

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  1. Another great tool to add to this list is Pluggio (http://plugg.io). It's one of the easiest and best time-saving tools I've used for managing multiple Twitter profiles.

    It's similar to Hootsuite in some ways, but has a different (less overwhelming) take on organization and presentation of tweets.

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