Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The 17 Best Twitter Hashtags for Education (2012 )

Talking about Twitter brings to mind the power of hashtags. According to Twitter Help Center the symbol #, called hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted a guide on the use of hashtags in education. Check it out HERE

Below is a list of the Edublog Award finalistsfor the best Twitter hashtag for education in 2012

1- # comments4kids

Comments4Kids is a way for students and teachers to find blogs to comment on and to get their own posts commented on.

2- # edchat

This is for educators from all around the glob and one of my favorites  You can use it to explore and exchange  tweets with a wide range of teachers and also get to discover some of the trending topics in education.

3- # edchatie

This is where educators and teachers meet to chat and share their experiences..

4- # edtech

This is another great and popular hashtag for educators interested in discovering educational tools and tips about the integration of technology in education.

5- # eltchat

#ELTchat started in September 2010 when a group of #ELTchat professionals began to use twitter to discuss topics of interest to English Language Teachers. It began with the aim of creating a freely available social network for ELT professionals offering mutual support and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.

6- # gamemooc

This is a hashtag for everything that has to do with gamed based learning

7- # mlearning

This is a hashtag dedicated to the use of mobile technologies in education

8-# ntchat ( new Teacher chat )

This chat was created to provide weekly mentoring and focus on the needs of new, new to the profession and pre-service teachers.

9- # pedagoofriday

This is another great hashtag for teachers and educators. It provides resources and links related to education

10 # ptchat ( Parent Chat )

As its name indicates #ptchat is for parents 

11-# Satchat

#Satchat is a great example of the power of social media to improve education, and the benefit of expanding an educator's Personal Learning Network (PLN). 

12- #SLpeeps

This is a great community of speech language peeps ( professionals )

13 # Spedchat

This is a twitter hashtag used for daily, continuous research and resource sharing on issues related to and effecting students with disabilities,

14 # Thewonderofwonder

This one is for teachers, educators, students, librarians, and writers to discover and discuss the wonders of learning.

15 # Titletalk

Home to the great conversations about how to best promote reading to our students and the titles we can share with them (and each other).

16- # Tlchat

This is a place where teachers and librarians meet and discuss educational topics


This is the winner of this year best hashtag. It is basically a student-led initiative to fight bullying.

Here are some subject specific hashtags

#mathchat : Mathematics
#scichat : Science
#engchat: English
#artsed : The Arts in education
#musedchat: Music
#eltchat : English Language teachers
#SSChat  : Social Studies chat
#HistoryTeacher : History
#GeographyTeacher: Geography
#PhysicsEd : Physics

 Cybraryman has also compiled a great comprehensive list of educational hashtags more than 60. Here a snapshot of his page, you can visit it to explore that list

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