Two Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers and Students Using Twitter in Education

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Twitter is a microblogging platform with an immense educational potential for teachers and students.  It opens up  a world of learning and social networking opportunities and offers a treasure trove of resources  to be used for  different educational and professional development purposes.  In yesterday's post we shared with you some of the popular hashtags teachers can draw on to access educational materials related to iPad use in education. In today's post we are re-featuring two important Google Drive add-ons, developed by Labnol , that can help you aggregate and archive  Tweets related to a specific topic. Check them out below and let us know what you think of them.

1- Twitter Archiver 
Twitter Archiver is a good add-on that allows you to archive tweets related to a specific search query or a keyword. Twitter Archiver aggregates all related tweets in a Google Sheet that is automatically updated. 'You can write simple queries, use boolean search or include advanced Twitter search operators to create more complex queries.Twitter Archiver can be used for saving tweets around trending hashtags, conference tweets, your brand mentions, geo-tagged tweets, and more. It polls twitter every hour and pulls all the matching tweets into he Google Spreadsheet.’ Watch the video below to learn more about Twitter Archiver



2- Twitter Curator
Twitter Curator is another excellent add-on to use on your Google Docs. It allows you to conduct quick Twitter searches and save tweets right inside your Google document. This is especially helpful for students working on a research paper requiring citation from Twitter. "To get started, sign-in with your existing Twitter account and allow the app to connect to your Twitter account. It uses the API to only fetch tweets around your search queries but it will never post tweets to your Twitter account. Next enter your search query and it will show the most recent tweets around that topic. Click a tweet to add it to the Google Document. You can search for hash tags, @mentions and all the other Twitter search operators." Watch the video below to learn more about Twitter Curator.