Disclosure: I use this wiki page to accumulate links that aid my personal learning and that of my students.

Here is good article with which to start:

Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education (Sue Waters)

"The Beginner's Guide to Twitter." (Michael Hyatt)

Helping Educators Get Started with Twitter
The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter

6 Steps to Becoming a Better Twitter User

A College Student’s Guide to Getting Started with Twitter [this is good]

A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter [start with this]

How to Start Tweeting (and Why You Might Want To) (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Mom, This is How Twitter Works

How To Create A Twitter List – A Step By Step Guide!

Choosing #Hashtags

College Student’s Guide: Twitter 101

Tip of the Week – 65 History Twitter feeds

Using Twitter Chats for Personal Development

Managing Twitter Favorites

Steve Anderson series on Twitter [this is excellent]

It's All About the Hashtag (Steve Anderson)

The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags

50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents

32 Twitter Hashtags New Grads Should Know About

All About Twitter Hashtags

300+ Educational Twitter Hashtags Being Used Right Now

Cybrary Man's Educational Hashtags

How to use Twitter Lists

Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites

#Edchat: Join the Conversation

The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (And How To Use Them)

The 10 best university Twitter accounts—and what they do right | Education Dive

Encouraging a Conference Backchannel on Twitter

NATO Commander Admiral Stavridis: What I Read

Blogging is the new persuasive essay


How you should determine what to tweet:

What interests me
What interests my students
What interests other teachers

Ask questions

Be a one-person Stumbleupon

ABL=Always Be Linking

Some introductory phrases to my tweets:

What do you think of this?
Don't miss this one!
Check this out!
Here is one you will like.
Bookmark this one.
Put this into your Idea folder.
Follow this person
The Art of
How to

Here is a good example—from Library of Congress blog of how I should add to my tweets:
LofC blog looks at political cartoons: [URL] Check it out--& check out our guide to using cartoons, too!: [URL]

Use Twitter to link to blog posts:
Do like Larry Ferlazzo:
New Post: Website Spotlight--Salem Witchcraft (plus URL)
Addition to: Website Spotlight--Salem Witchcraft (plus URL)
List of all Website Spotlight posts (separate page on wiki)

Hashtags: edchat, comments for kids, edtech, highered, 4thchat, profdev, socialmedia

Retweets example:

1. Initial tweet by Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers (@rmbyrne) New Post: Interesting Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom [shortened URL of that post]

2. First retweet: by Steve Anderson @web20classroom
RT @rmbyrne New Post: Interesting Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom [shortened URL of that post]

3. Retweet by Larry Ferlazzo
RT@web20classroom: @rmbyrne New Post: Interesting Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom [shortened URL of that post]

When should I use either Tweetdeck or Hootsuite?


Getting started with Tweetdeck

Why Twitter’s TweetDeck Is Worth A Second Look

How to Schedule Tweets On Twitter Using TweetDeck

Hands-On: TweetDeck Wants to Be Your Pro Twitter Client Again