What is Twitter?

Twitter is an online social networking and social blogging service that allows people to share and read thoughts and ideas in under 140 characters (tweets). Users can group posts together by topic or type by using hashtags – words or phrases prefixed with a "#" sign. Similarly, the "@" sign followed by a username it is used for mentioning or replying to other users.

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Twitter for Dummies
We are not dummies but it is from DUMMIES.com. This is full of useful 'How To' videos.
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
This is a great resource that provides ideas on how to use Twitter in your classroom. This has a college focus but can easily be altered to fit your classroom.
How to Use Twitter
This is part of the "Dummies" website. It discusses shorthand terms, what not to do on Twitter and how you can access Twitter. This is a great introductory resource.