If you are using Twitter with your students then you definitely need to try some new ideas of how to integrate these powerful symbols called hashtags into your teaching. There are a variety of ways you can use them. For instance, you can create a hashtag around a certain topic and invite everybody to contribute with their ideas. Students can also use your class hashtag to ask questions, debate, and share resources and links related to what is being taught in class. In this way, students will be able to collaboratively learn from each other and be responsible for their learning. And if you want to extend the notion of class hashtag outside the four walls of your class you can involve parents and school community in discussions and conversations in your class using a pre-defined hashtag . Below are some of the ideas of how you can employ hashtags in your teaching. I invite you to have a look, expand on them and contextualize them to fit your own teaching situation.
Here are some other resources to help you learn more about hashtags :
- Teachers guide to Using hashtags in education
- Understanding The Power of Hashtags
- The comprehensive dictionary of Educational Hashtags for Teachers