Staking a Claim with Twitter

An easy entry point and useful in conjunction with others

A Question in the year of the algorithm, 2017?

Do you move to non-public places such as Slack or different social media like Mastodon?


What works?

Curating & Tracking

Make use of the data available in the stream, and consider approaches for curating (both teacher and student). These are guides from the UDG Agora Challenge Bank (an implementation of something you will find on this ranch)

Archive and Analyze Tweets with Twitter TAGS Worksheet

Twitter TAGs is a Google Spreadsheet created by Martin Hawksey to automatically save copies of tweets to a Google Spreadsheet for a specific hashtag or search item. By collecting this data, the spreadsheet offers a number of ways to view a summary of the activity, including a visualized “Conversation Explorer”.

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Assemble Almost Anything on the Web with Storify

Storify is likely the most versatile tool to collect disparate web content that you can weave in a stand alone collection. The process includes using the tools find content from many social media services, or directly if you know the URL of the item you wish include. Once added to the vertical timeline on the left, you can re-arrange the order, and you can add text commentary or explanation wrapped around any item.

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Collect Activity Across Social Media With Tagboard

If your students are tagging things in different social media services, you might want to give Tagboard a try. It can collect responses by tag from within Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and Google+, and it generates a Pinterest style visual display. As the owner, you can select items to feature on the front view.

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Image Credits

flickr photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license