The Unofficial Index to Educational Twitter Hashtags

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Q: A: I‟m new to Twitter. Where should I start? I‟d suggest you start here. It‟s a “scoop” containing links to introductory articles

Q: What is a hashtag? A: It‟s a word beginning with the # (hash) symbol. Only the Roman alphabet and numbers are allowed. No spaces or special characters are permitted. It can be placed anywhere within a tweet. Cases are irrelevant, i.e. upper and lower cases are treated alike. Q: A: What purpose does it serve? It is used to mark keywords or topics. It‟s useful for categorising messages.

Q. How does it work? A: If you click on the hashtag, you‟ll get all the latest tweets with that tag. You can do a search on it and if you‟re using a Twitter client such as Tweetdeck, you can set columns for hashtags of your choice. Q: Who controls them? A: This is both its strength and its weakness. There is no control or ownershiphk jb jcfcnv NBC jgvg of hashtags whatsoever. Anyone can create a hashtag and anyone can tweet with any hashtags. Only Twitter Terms of Service apply. Q: How can it work then? A: It works because it relies on tweeps being respectful people. There are always party poopers everywhere, but, by and large, people obey the unwritten netiquette.

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So, there are no rules? The unwritten rules are:

1. Don‟t spam with hashtags. Use hashtags on tweets relevant to the topic. 2. Don‟t over-hashtag. Two or three should be enough. 3. Avoid using established hashtags for a different topic. It‟s rather irritating to have your column of #ELT bombarded by some silly MOR pop song propaganda.

This is one of the reasons why I started this document. I‟m hoping it will be used by all educators using hashtags so that duplication can be avoided. Doing a general index is not within my scope at the moment. Q: Can I add a hashtag? A: Yes, you can, and please do. However, try to keep it in alphabetical sequence. Click on the table entry below which you want your tag to appear. Go to the top of the page, click on Table, then Insert row below. Also, keep it strictly educational. #50freecourses #addcym #ALevel #andragogy #arted #Asiaelt #AusELT #BCed International House is celebrating 50 years of providing teacher training by offering 50 FREE IH Teacher Training courses to people around the globe who are currently out of work. See here. Addysg Cymru. Platform for Welsh educators. See here. GCE Advanced Level (A-level) discussions Andragogy (man-leading) - Adult & Vocational Education See here. See also #VocEd. art education fortnightly chat hosted by British Council. See here. platform for ELT in Australia platform for British Columbia educators. See here.

#BESIG #blogmust #BReltChat #buzzword #CAE #CELTA #clil #Comments4Kids #cpchat #cpd #CPE #cybergogy #DELTA #dhelt #digped #dogme #eap

Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL. See here. highly-recommended blog postings chat platform for the Brazilians. See here. new popular words Cambridge Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, formerly 'Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults', hence the acronym. Content and Language Integrated Learning comments on students‟ posts. See here. Connected Principals. See here. continuous/continuing professional/personal development Cambridge Proficiency Cybergogy - Cybernetics & Education See here Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages demand-high ELT. See here. digital pedagogy. See here. discussion on dogme or teaching unplugged English for academic purposes

#earlyed #ece #edapp #edcamp #edchat #edchatIE #edchatSA #edreform #edtech #edtools #edutech #education #edupunk #elearn #elemchat #elf #ell #ellchat

early education. See also: #ece, #prek, #kinderchat, #yle early childhood education. See also: #earlyed... educational apps Conference Model Built on Collaboration. See here. global education discussions. See here. specially for Irish educators. See here. chat for the South African education community. See here.

technology for educational purposes Why another? Obsolete. Use #edtech obsolete. Why use an extra character? Use #edtech better to use #edu, but it‟s really too general. resources for DIY approach to technology in education I‟d suggest using this rather than the longer #elearning platform for elementary/primary school educators. See here. English as a lingua franca, but I‟m afraid you‟ll get lots of other non-related stuff English language learning English language learning chat platform. See here.

#elt #eltchat #eltpics #efl #engchat #engpls #engtwit #esl #esol #esp #ETAS #FCE #FF #finnedchat #FLE #flipchat #flipclass

English language teachers/teaching English language teaching discussions. See here. Images by teachers for teachers. Licensed under Creative Commons. See here. English as a foreign language for English teachers. See here. tweets for English learners. Consider using only #twinglish. Obsolete. Use #twinglish. English as a second language English as a second or other language English for specific purposes English teachers association of Switzerland. See here. Cambridge First Certificate Follow Friday. Used for recommending teachers worth following. Used on Fridays. See #TT all about Finnish education. See here. Français comme langue étrangère chat platform for flipped classroom educators. See here. platform for those interested in the flipped classroom.

#flippedclassroom Obsolete. Use the shorter #flipclass. All about the flipped classroom

#gbl #GCSE #GlobalEd #globalkids #GeniusHour

game-based learning General Certificate of Secondary Education discussions see #education Globalkids Follow the hashtag and chat once a month, first Wednesday of the month at 8pm CST, about “genius” learning. Students are given a time period where they can choose what they want to learn--being productive and creative as they learn what they love. See here. all to do with English grammar. Although it says „grammar‟, you‟ll see tweets regarding spelling, punctuation, etc. gifted and talented education video interviews with teachers. See here. International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. See here. International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme. See here. International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme. See #pypchat Obsolete. Use #edtech Why waste the characters? Obsolete. Use #edtech International House teachers online conference celebrating 50th anniversary Join Inside Online Learning for a weekly chat featuring issues related to online education. See here. name speaks for itself. See here. platform for independent school educators. See here.

#grammar #gtchat #iasku #IATEFL #ibmyp #ibpyp #ICT4E #ICT4Edu #ihtoc50 #IOLchat #ipadchat #isedchat

#istconf #iste #iste12 #iTDi #kedu #KELTchat #kidlit #kinderchat #langchat #LTSIG #mathchat #mathsjam #mfl #midleved #mlearn #mooc

IATEFL teacher development and learning technologies SIG joint conference in Turkey 2012. See here. International Society for Technology in Education. See here. used for ISTE 2012 conference International Teacher Development Institute. See here. kindergarten educators chat. Doesn‟t work very well as some Indonesians are using this for other purposes. I‟d suggest using either #kinderchat or #yle. platform for ELT in Korea. See here. literacy for children. See here. platform for early childhood educators. See here. See also #yle. weekly discussion on topics of interest to language educators (Thursdays 8 p.m. EST). See here. IATEFL learning technologies special interest group. See here. chat platform for mathematics teachers. See here. platform for self-confessed maths enthusiasts to share puzzles, games, problems, or just anything they think is cool or interesting. modern foreign languages. also: Music for Life. the middle grades (6-8) discussions on mobile learning. I‟d suggest using this rather than the longer #mlearning. massive open online course. See here.

#musedchat #myp #NATECLA #niedchat #ntchat #ocw #openedu #ozedchat #pblchat #pegeeks #PGCE #pln #prek #Project366 #PTchat #pypchat #qldelt

for music educators. See here. middle years programme. See also #ibmyp National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults. (UK) See here chat for those with an interest in Northern Ireland Education. chat for new teachers open courseware open education chat for educators primarily in Oz or Nz. See here. Project Based Learning. Although there is no set time for the discussion (like #edchat), #pblchat allows educators to share and discuss project based learning resources. for those in physical education Postgraduate Certificate in Education personal/professional/passionate learning network pre-school. Not sure how much this is used. See #kinderchat, #yle related to Project366. An image a day for the whole year (2012). See here. Parents-teachers chat. See here. chat platform for the primary years programme. See here. See also #ibpyp. platform for ELT in Queensland, Australia

#RPsig #RSCON #scichat #SigTC #Slide2Learn #SLPeeps #sm #smchat #smedu #spedchat #sschat #stm12 #TDSIG #teachers #TeachingEnglish #TeachMeet #TEFL #TESOL

reflective practice special interest group in Korea (hopefully someday around the world). See here. Reform Symposium for science teachers. See here. information for SigTC, which is the special interest group for Tech Coordinators associated w/ ISTE platform for tweets about iPad, iPhone and iPod in education. See here. See also #mlearn & #edtech. for speech language pathologists. social media. social media chat. See here. Why not just use #smchat? special education chat. See here. social studies chat. See here. StudentsMeet - webinars run by students for students IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TDSIG). See here. ??? resources via the British Council. See here. Teach Meet International. See here. Teaching English as a foreign language Teachers of English to speakers of other languages

Teachers of English as a Second Language Association #tesolgeek #TIAEBrasil #tlchat #TOEFL #TOEIC #TT #ttot #twinglish #ukedchat #vlang #VocEd #vrt #vrtwebcon #webheads #yle #yltsig hashtag for those that want to “confess” geeky things they‟ve done related to TESOL learning technologies in Brazil (English/Portuguese) twitter for librarians Test of English as a Foreign Language Test of English for International Communication Teacher Tuesday. Used for recommending teachers worth following. Used on Tuesdays. See #FF not exactly an educational hashtag, but one which is related ;-) Travel talk on Twitter. See here. for learners of English as the tag implies, educational chat centred more on UK. See here. Virtual Language Learning vocational education Virtual Round Table. See here. Virtual round table conference. See above. Webheads - Community of Practice young learners IATEFL young learners and teenagers SIG. See here.

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