Twitter is a real treasure trove of educational resources for teachers and educators. It is one of my favourite web tools to stay updated about what is going on in the field of educational technology. It goes without saying that everyone of you has got a Twitter account but the question is do you really benefit from Twitter as should be ? By implication, my question is referring to educational and professional development benefits. Yes you might be following hundreds of bloggers and educators ; yet still unable to sift through the tsunami of tweets you have everyday.Tweeting is an art which you should master and the key to the mastery of this art is hashtags.
Hashtag is a great way for users to locate and keep track of particular information within the massive tweets. Know the topic you are interested in and look for its corresponding hashtag and try to continually check it for updates. This is the established way Twitter experts use to fish for new updates in their fields of interest. If you want to learn more about hashtags then I recommend you read this post.
Below is a list of top educational technology hashtags I have meticulously handpicked for you. Using these hashtags you will be able to stay informed about the latest trends in educational technology and you will also get to discover great web tool resources and read stories of how educators like you and me are using technology in their instruction.
Check out the list and don't forget to share it with your colleagues :
This is one of the most popular hashtags for educational technology fans. Use it to follow news , updates, and tips about everthing that has to do with the use of technology in education.
Another similar hashtag where people interested in educational technology hold constant talks and chats about educational web tools.
This is where you can follow tweets about user-generated content, teaching communities, education mash-ups and social networking.
This is the hashtag of a great community of educators discussing the the opportunities of learning online
This is a hashtag that provides all you need to know about mobile learning such as the use of hand held devices in education
6- #edapps / #edapp
Use these hashtags to find out and learn about the recent educational apps to use in your teaching
as its name suggests, this hashtag is dedicated to providing apps for young learners
8- # ipaded
This is also another great hashtag that allows its followers to discover the huge potential of iPad in education.
This hashtag is ideal for teachers who want to leverage the power of mobile apps in their teaching.
This one here provides information on higher education such as university and college education and often includes news about online learning initiatives.