For Teachers: Harnessing Twitter with -- an Interactive Newspaper

Many educators are sharing their Twitter content daily (twice-daily, or weekly) using, an interactive newspaper. SmallRivers is the Swiss-based company that created

Anyone can easily create (and delete) a paper, which could make for a transient experience. However, there are some Tweeters you can count on being there. And papers created from solid educational hashtags like #edchat and #edtechchat will always be around. content can come from a variety of sources:

The possibilities and purposes are endless.

Could be used in the classroom? Of course! Think a student newspaper, a compilation of student writing/multi-media projects, for starters ...

Here are some education-related dailies already on that I recommend:

Hashtag-based: The #artsed Daily (Arts Education) The #cpchat Daily (Connected Principals) The #edapp Daily (Educational Apps) The #edchat Daily The #edtech Daily The #education Daily The #elearning Daily (Elementary Ed) The #engchat Daily The #globaled Daily The #gtchat Daily (Gifted and Talented Children) The #lrnchat Daily (similar to #edchat) The #mathchat Daily The #midleved Daily (Middle School) The #mlearning Daily (mobile) The #musedchat Daily (music education) The #ntchat Daily (New Teachers) The #parenting Daily The #ptchat Daily (Parent-Teacher) The #science Daily The #socialmedia Daily The #sschat Daily (Social Science)  The #scichat Daily (Science) The #tlchat Daily (Teacher-Librarians)

Created by influential individuals/organizations:

The classroom-teachers Daily (Free Technology for Teachers author Richard Byrne's classroom-teachers Twitter list)
The Steven W. Anderson Daily (Web20classroom author)

Want more? Find more papers or people at the newsstand.

I recommend that you subscribe to newspapers, for most efficient use of your time. Receive a daily email containing the updated issue, and peruse the paper at your convenience. So convenient!

YES, I did create two papers myself: 

The #GTANY Daily, which looks like a hashtag-created newspaper, but is really a newspaper created from Danny Silva's public list of Google Teacher Academy New York attendees. I must keep up with the doings of my cohort!

And I just created The Teacher-Librarians Daily, from my public Twitter list of 435+ teacher-librarians that I continue to grow. "Checking the Twitter pulse of school librarians, daily" is of utmost importance to me. is one of my favorite ways of harnessing Twitter. I highly recommend it!

What about you? How do you tame Twitter?


P. S. We talked story about Twitter on our 49th episode of Google Rocks! Hawaii tonight. You might enjoy watching it!