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Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Abby Houston
Office: Hutchins Library 221

Hutchins Library
Berea College
Berea, KY 40403

Using Twitter in the Classroom


  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.


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 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.