After watching other teachers successfully use Twitter in the classroom, I recognized the value, especially since it leverages a tool many of the students use everyday. Well ... most students, anyway.
About five to ten percent of my students don't use Twitter and about two percent of them are outspoken about it. The fix was simple: make a Google Form. Here's how it goes.
1. Paragraph Text
2. Set Character Limit (Advanced Settings)
3. Add Hashtag Field
4. View Response Sheet
5. Share Response Sheet