January 19, 2012

10+ Twitter Educational Hashtags I Recommend to Student Curators

JD has just started sharing apps and links that she thinks our teachers and her fellow students could use for their work. She created a Twitter account and a blog (JD's Picks) to share her finds.

Yes, she does this for fun!

JD asked me what I think are the best hashtags to include in her tweets to (1) categorize her tweets and to (2) share her tweets beyond our school community.

These are the hashtags I recommend to JD, and to any other student curator interested in utilizing Twitter to its fullest.
1. #edchat - wildly popular hashtag that covers just about everything educational

2. #edtech - anything to do with using technology in the classroom
The disciplines:
3. #scichat
4. #mathchat
5. #engchat
6. #sschat - history and social science teachers and students
7. #artsed
8. #languages
9. #elearning - anything to do with online education

10. #mlearning - the use of mobile devices in the classroom
Additionally, I'm recommending these two hashtags specifically for JD:
11. #ipaded - use of the iPad in the classroom (she has an iPad2 which she uses for most of her school work)
12. #DoGood - for self-improvement and to help others (a topic in which JD has expressed interest)
Other student curators will discover their own special interest hashtags, as they explore the riches of Twitter.

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I invite you to follow JD on Twitter to keep up with her latest finds and to subscribe to her blog JD's Picks to read about her picks in more detail.

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P. S. We're very happy to be the beneficiaries of JD's love of learning and sharing!