The materials listed below are provided to help you craft effective and efficient Twitter lesson plans. For each resource, you will find a short description of what it offers.
- Mom this is how Twitter works (Hische, 2010): A crash course into the ins and outs of the application. Easy to read, understand and then duplicate for any novice.
- 10 ways journalists can use Twitter before, during and after reporting a story (Tenore, 2011): A detailed launching point for beginning journalists. It includes detailed tips on reporting techniques, promotion ideas and basic etiquette.
- The impact of Twitter on journalism (Brown, 2012): The short video is an entertaining intro into why this platform is so powerful for reporters. Highly recommend using it at the beginning of a lesson or unit.
- A journalist’s guide to verifying info on the web (Dorrah, 2011): Multiple guidelines to assist anyone looking to go deeper into their Internet and Twitter searches.
- 10 tips and tricks for powerful Twitter search (Elliott, 2012): Piggy-backing off the previous link, this article displays a complete grasp on Twitter’s searching capabilities.
- Twitter media (Twitter, 2014): The sponsored link has a plethora of assets for media personnel looking to enhance their outreach. It’s even categorized for different topics: news, government, sports, etc.
- RTDNA: Guidelines for social media and blogging (Tompkins, 2014): Pointers that will help you set social media ground rules for your students. Pick and choose what you think will best fit the needs of your classes.