Faculty Resources

Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Abby Houston
Contact:
Office: Hutchins Library 221

CPO LIB
Hutchins Library
Berea College
Berea, KY 40403
859.985.3266

Using Twitter in the Classroom

Basics:

  1. Students must create a Twitter account (or use an existing one). 
  2. Consider making a Twitter account for the course that students must follow.
  3. Develop a course hashtag (ex: #arh220, #english101, #bio215) that everyone must follow.
  4. Always lay out clear guidelines and expectations.
  5. Plan on if/how you will preserve those tweets and/or analyze them.

Possible Uses: 

  • Have students live-tweet during a movie/documentary/video they watch for class (inside or out)
  • Have students make observations about the world around them in the context of course material
  • Have students write Twitter "essays" (limited to 280 characters) defining or responding to a course concept, term, etc. 
  • Have students create TwitterBots
  • Have students use Twitter freely as long as they meet a post/response minimum

Tweet Preservation and Analysis

All My Tweets

Fast, Free and Easy. Great for viewing, searching and archiving old tweets.

followersAnalysis

Export any public Twitter user’s recent 3200 tweets in a CSV/Excel data sheet and analyze it with the help of FollowersAnalysis’ advanced AI-based analytical tool. This tool analyzes the raw Twitter data of a Twitter account and provides various useful insights like the best time to tweet, Most mentioned keywords, Most retweeted, liked tweets and Week-Day Peak Usage Pattern etc.

Tags

TAGS is a free Google Sheet template which lets you setup and run automated collection of search results from Twitter.

Twitter Archive

Downloading your Twitter archive to allows you to browse a snapshot of your Twitter information, starting with your first Tweet.

Tweet Archivist

Tweet Archivist Desktop is a Windows application that helps you archive tweets for later data-mining and analysis.