10 Powerful Twitter Tools for Teachers Professional Development

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1- Hashtags
Though hashtags are not third party tools, still I want to make sure they are featured in this list. Hashtags allow you to created a community around a shared content. They are also a good way for you to keep track of what is being shared in  a given field of interest. I have written a detailed guided where you can find everything you need to know as a teacher in order to effectively use these symbols to grow professionally, check it out HERE and here is the best 15 educational hashtags for teachers.

2- WeFollow

With WeFollow you can search for people by interest and sort them by their Prominence Score. This ranking system lets you quickly discover, follow and learn from the most prominent people around the world.

3- Twitscoop

Twitscoop allows you to receive, send tweets, and find new friends instantly, without ever reloading your page. Search and follow what's buzzing on twitter in real-time.

4- Nearbytweets

Nearby tweets allows you to search local tweets from Twitter by location and keyword. By default it will show you tweets near your current location.

5- Tweetbeep

Tweetbeep is like Google Alerts for Twitter. It allows you to keep track of conversations that mention you,  or anything else  with hourly updates! You can even keep track of who's tweeting your website or blog, even if they use a shortened URL (like bit.ly or tinyurl.com). 

6- The Tweeted Times

This is a real time personalized newspaper generated from your Twitter account. You can create a newspaper for any topic of your interest. Topical newspapers are based on streams produced by Twitter lists or Twitter search.

7- Paper.li

Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily

8- TweetDeck

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.

9- HoutSuite

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.

10- Twups

Twups 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