Today, I am presenting at UTA on how historians and other scholars use Twitter to share resources, connect at conferences, and engage in discourse. I am also covering how I have used Twitter as an assignment in the classroom. Below is a list of resources connected to these topics.
Getting Started on Twitter
“10 Must-Learn Lessons for Twitter Newbies” (New to Twitter? Don’t sweat it. Here is a good guide to help you learn the basics.)
“Twitter Dictionary: A Guide to Understanding Twitter Lingo” (Twitter is full of its own kind of slang. Don’t feel shy about referring to a guide like this to figure out what some abbreviations/phrases mean.)
Teaching with Twitter
“How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement”
Using Twitter as an Historian
“Why Historians Should Use Twitter: An Interview with Katrina Gulliver” (An interview with Katrina Gulliver, the person responsible for creating the #twitterstorians hashtag. This is one of – if not the – most popular hashtags historians use to communicate on Twitter.)
Using Twitter at a Conference
“16 Ways to Use Twitter to Improve Your Next Conference” (This includes advice for those planning and/or attending conferences.)
“Twitter in the U.S. History Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion, OAH 2015” (Shameless plug, but here is the Storify of the roundtable discussion I participated in at the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting in St. Louis. This is a good example of how people live-tweet a conference presentation.)
Again, I will post a followup with more details on how I use Twitter in and out of the classroom, but in the meantime feel free to check out these links. Maybe consider setting up a new account, if you don’t have one already!