Shortcut is http://goo.gl/4CVDW
ATTENTION! This file is no longer editable. To add/modify hashtags, use this form: http://goo.gl/UHFq2d
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If you have any unanswered questions, please post them and I’m sure someone will provide an answer.
29/6 update: I’ve removed “Twitter” from the heading as use of hashtags has extended beyond Twitter and can now be seen in Facebook and G+, for example :)
Q: I’m new to Twitter. Where should I start?
A: 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: What purpose does it serve?
A: It is used to mark keywords or topics. It’s useful for categorizing messages and is searchable by search engines.
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 ownership 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 etiquette.
Q: So, there are no rules?
A: The unwritten rules are:
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. It used to be that you can do it directly onto this document but persistent abuse means that I had to remove that right. On the plus side for the majority, it’s far simpler now. Just fill in the form here: http://goo.gl/UHFq2d
Note: some issue with Google Docs which prevents me from inserting links.
Second grade teachers chat every Wednesday at 7pm CST
Third grade teachers chat on Wednesdays at
3D Holographic Technology for Educators
3D Holographic MOOCs
A twitter chat for Instructional Technology Staff. Takes place on Fridays. See here
Fourth grade teachers chat on Mondays at 8 pm ET 7 pm CT. See here.
Fifth grade teachers chat on Tuesdays at 8pm ET
Alberta Educators and Alberta Department of Education
Addysg Cymru. Platform for Welsh educators. See here.
Slow chat for Tweple who are interested in education in Africa
afterschool programs and afterschool program resources
Talk for Alabama Governor's honors students in the class of 2014
The American History Teacher’s Collaborative (a TAH project) @AHTC_Urbana116
AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) language teachers here
GCE Advanced Level (A-level) discussions
Alternative careers for academics http://www.alt-academix.com/
Andragogy (man-leading) - Adult & Vocational Education See here. See also #VocEd.
Anibal Pacheco :: Instructional Technology Solutions - Helping Educators build Learning Networks with like-minded professionals who are passionate about sharing knowledge. See here.
arts education chat
fortnightly chat hosted by British Council. See here.
discussion on Asia literacy topics (language, culture, history, geography)
for anyone interested in assistive technology tools, strategies, and practices
platform for ELT in Australia. See here.
Australian Teacher Librarian chat
for anyone interested in things related to autism
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) topics
Ga A group of teachers dedicated to fight against corporate educational reform
Bring A School to Twitter - Building a collection of schools who tweet, to give those writing and reading these a wider audience.
Bring a Teacher to Twitter. Encouraged for use with tweets and posts for teachers new to twitter, to help them get the most out of Twitter professionally. Also used to encourage new followers. See here.
There are also country-specific derivatives, including #batttuk, #batttie et al.
platform for British Columbia educators. See here.
Weekly discussion about a variety of education topics for teachers in BC. Sunday's at 7pm PST.
General education information for British Columbia educators (or anyone else who wants to contribute)
Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL. See here.
BreakFast Chat New Zealand @kerriattamatea
highly-recommended blog postings
chat platform for the Brazilians. See here.
join the fight against bullying
new popular words
Bring your own device for learning
Cambridge English: Advanced
California educator chat; Sunday 8:00 pm PST
Common Core State Standards
Canadian Ed Chat for Educators
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, formerly 'Certificate in English Language
Teaching to Adults', hence the acronym.
discussions and quotations related to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori based religious ed program used in numerous parochial school worldwide
Content and Language Integrated Learning
comments on students’ posts. See here.
Connected Principals. See here.
continuous/continuing professional/personal development. See also #profdev.
Cambridge English: Proficiency
creative education ideas/stories/resources
Cybergogy - Cybernetics & Education See here
Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Discovery Educator Network chat.
demand-high ELT. See here.
Educational content related to digital and online badges @wavesbryant
Discussion of IT in education, largely UK based.
digital pedagogy. See here.
Discussion on using student Digital Leaders. Every Thursday at 9pm UK Time
discussion on dogme or teaching unplugged
Questions and answers about best practices in the secondary drama classroom @dramaclassnow
Design Thinking in grades K-12; Every Wednesday at 9pm US-EST/6pm US-PST; Post-chat show GHO
English as an additional language. See here.
English for academic purposes
English for Academic Purposes discussions. See here.
early education. See #kinderchat
Edublogs retweets of teacher blog posts. See also #blogmust
early childhood education. See also: #earlyed...
AS level Economics Module 1, mostly news clippings & resources relevant to Economics
AS level Economics Module 2, mostly news clippings & resources relevant to Economics
A2 level Economics Module 3, mostly news clippings & resources relevant to Economics
A2 level Economics Module 4, mostly news clippings & resources relevant to Economics
discussions on educational books, #edbkchat is a good resource for continuing education, Wednesdays at 4pm EST.
Conference Model Built on Collaboration. See here.
global education discussions. See here.
specially for Irish educators. See here.
Massachusetts USA education news, issues and ideas. See here.
chat for the South African education community. See here.
Chat for New Zealand Educators
pre-service teachers - chat every other Tuesday 8 pm EST
technology for educational purposes
Technology and education stream for British Columbia educators (but anyone is welcome to contribute)
Why another? Obsolete. Use #edtech
better to use #edu, but it’s really too general.
Educational Coach (such as a learning coach)
Outcome Based Education OBE
resources for DIY approach to technology in education
obsolete. Why use an extra character? Use #edtech
English as a foreign language
English as an International Language (aka Global English)
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.
English language teachers/teaching
English language teaching discussions. See here.
English language teacher training chat.
Images by teachers for teachers. Licensed under Creative Commons. See here.
All things higher ed enrolment management related! Thurs 9PM ET
for English teachers. See here.
Tweets for English learners. Consider using only #twinglish.
Obsolete. Use #twinglish.
Conversation about environmental education. May also include experiential and outdoor education. #EnviroEdchat meets Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. EST. See archived #EnviroEd chats..
English as a second language
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English for specific purposes
English teachers association of Switzerland. See here.
Cambridge English: First
Forsyth County Schools (GA) shares ways that it is leading the nation with Instructional Technology
Follow Friday. Used for recommending teachers worth following. Used on Fridays. See #TT
all about Finnish education. See here.
Flat classroom teachers See here
Français comme langue étrangère
Weekly Chat that helps FL teachers connect to the world
chat platform for flipped classroom educators. See here.
platform for those interested in the flipped classroom.
Obsolete. Use the shorter #flipclass. All about the flipped classroom
content related to flip learning
daily tweet with practical tips on a variety of flipped teaching and learning methods/ideas/concepts by @julieschell See here.
A small Personal Learning Network for local teachers in developing countries who are being trained by Global Citizen Media to own and teach an ICT/ Media education curriculum in underserved areas.
General Certificate of Secondary Education discussions
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.
Good for finding global collaboration / connections, sharing #globaled practice. Official chats run monthly over 3 days. Click here for schedule
Global education conference 12-16 Nov 2012. See here.
Global Old English (c. 700 - 1220)
all to do with English grammar. Although it says ‘grammar’, you’ll see tweets regarding spelling, punctuation, etc.
gifted and talented education chat on 19:00 EST. See also #gifted.
Harry Ainlay High School Catchment in Edmonton, Alberta
Brief videos and articles about Hack Learning from the Hack Learning Series, edited by @markbarnes19
Iowa competency based education movement
Iowa Communities of Practice on Blended Learning
Iowans (and others) weigh in on the Ed Reform movement in Iowa
Iowa Administrators and other school leaders
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 #
Obsolete. Use #edtech
Why waste the characters? Obsolete. Use #edtech
Discussion on ICT Curriculum, largely UK based.
International English Language Testing System
Information shared among Illinois Educational Administrators
Ed chat specifically for Illinois issues (everyone welcome!)
Information related to International Schools, education, and internationalism
Iowa 1 to 1 movement
name speaks for itself. See here.
platform for independent school educators. See here.
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.
The Japan Association for Language Teaching. See here.
Jewish education chat
for educators in grades K-12
Obsolete.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.
NZ children discuss on twitter under supervision of teachers
platform for early childhood educators. See here.
education in Kansas
weekly discussion on topics of interest to language educators (Thursdays 8 p.m. EST). See here.
Educators of young children using Twitter in the classroom to take photos of outdoor flora and fauna, then tweeting a question about their findings. Many outdoor educators reply including @RangerRidley. The network now has a blog dedicated to LookingClosely.
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education tweetchat
IATEFL learning technologies special interest group. See here.
chat platform for mathematics teachers. See here.
medical education (i.e. teaching medical students etc)
modern foreign languages.
also: Music for Life.
the middle grades (6-8). Also #middleschool
discussion on Modern Learning Environments
discussions on mobile learning. I’d suggest using this rather than the longer #mlearning.
discussions related to Montessori education
massive open online course. See here.
middle school teachers chat
Microsoft Partners in Learning. 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 NJ educators, all topics
chat for new teachers, pre-service teachers and those teachers new to the profession See here
chat for educators primarily in Oz or Nz. See here.
Every Thursday evening at 2045 AEST / AEDT during school terms. Discussion around curriculum and pedagogy for primary school teachers. Chat hosted by @johnqgoh or guests.
fortnightly chat for educators involved in science education in Australia
science education in Australia, and events associated with the Australian Science Teachers Association
alerts for primarily Australian educators See Australia eSeries
Pedagogy and Technology Chat Tuesday 5 PST/ 8EST hosted by @sampatue info at PATUE.org
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.
worldwide group of educators who are focused on empowering 21st century learners through Project Based Learning. See here.
Positive Behavior Supports. School Behavior and how to manage it successfully and positively.
professional development. See also #profdev, #cpd, #td
resources and links related to education, I suppose on pedagogy
#edtech conversation with educators of the Peel District School Board in Ontario, Canada.
for those in physical education
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
#phdchat is a Twitter chat channel created by Nasima Riazat, better known as @NSRiazat, who runs a live #phdchat session for UK and European (though open to all!) students at 7.30pm-8.30pm GMT on Wednesday nights.
personal/professional/passionate learning network
pre-school. Not sure how much this is used. See #kinderchat, #yle
professional development. See also #cpd, #td, #pd
related to Project366. An image a day for the whole year (2012). See here.
Parents-teachers chat. See here. Every Wednesday at 9pm EST.
chat platform for the primary years programme. See here. See also #ibpyp.
platform for ELT in Queensland, Australia
how educators are using QR codes
networked learning about a hashtag. See here.
reflective practice special interest group in Korea (hopefully someday around the world). See here.
Weekly Chat that discusses issues related to being a rural educator.
Reading/Writing Workshop chat http://rwworkshop.wikispaces.com First Wednesday of each month at 9PM ET
related to strategies appearing in any “Strategy-A-Day” Calendar
chat for K - 12 teachers with a Saskatchewan focus. Moderator: @kwhobbes
7:30am EST/PST Chat for Current and aspiring leaders in education
Saturday Chat Oceania
This is an International School Counsellor Chat for School Counsellors Worldwide. It is a chat with a difference.
for science teachers. See here.
Special Educational Needs, Unfortunately, this is used for other meanings, too. Also goes by the longer tag of #specialneeds
resources, ideas, opinions about comprehensive sex education. See here.
Information for SIGML, which is the special interest group for mobile learning associated with ISTE
information for SigTC, which is the special interest group for Tech Coordinators associated w/ ISTE
Chat on education for Danish educators (mostly in Danish)
platform for tweets about iPad, iPhone and iPod in education. See here. See also #mlearn & #edtech.
for speech language pathologists.
Tuesday @ 8:00 CST is #SMARTee chat time! connect with your #PLN to discuss student-centered learning topics with a technology connection
social media chat. See here.
Why not just use #smchat?
this is not a hashtag that anyone uses, see http://tagwalk.com/smedu
SOLO taxonomy structure of the Observed LearningOutcome, is a means of classifying learning outcomes in terms of their complexity - Biggs and Collis
special education. See also #spedchat.
special education chat. See here.
all about successful practices in education and education reform, every Tuesday.
social studies chat. See here.
Science Technology Engineering and Math
StudentsMeet - webinars run by students for students
Mondays at 8:30 PM EDT -- www.stuvoice.org
participants share articles and ideas on learning technology Thursdays from 3 to 3:30 pm EST.
used for the 2013 Texas Computer Education Association Convention in Austin
Teacher development. See also: #profdev, #cpd, #pd.
IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TDSIG). See here.
learn about the latest in classrooms from other teachers, Wednesday evenings at 9 pm EST.
resources via the British Council. See here.
Teach Meet International. See here.
Teachmeet Virtual for New Zealand Teachers TeachMeetNZ
Teaching English as a foreign language
Teachers of English to speakers of other languages
Teachers of English as a Second Language Association
hashtag for those that want to “confess” geeky things they’ve done related to TESOL
for Texas Educators
discover the wonders of education
learning technologies in Brazil (English/Portuguese)
On Thursdays at 8pm EST, tech-savvy educators discuss the latest in educational technology.
Home to great conversations about how to best promote reading to our students and the titles we can share with them (and each other).
By teacher-librarians: resources for curriculum, content, literacy and tech. Monthly Twitter chat and Google Hangout
TeachMeet Western Australia
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
Teachers Teaching On Call (casual, supplementary, substitute teachers in B.C.)
Teachers Throwing Out Grades, discussing formative assessment Monday 7PM ET
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.
chat forum for UK school governors (Sunday nights 8:45-9:15 pm)
a student-led initiative to fight bullying.
all about making urban education work, hosted every first and third Sunday of the month at 9pm EST.
PD resources and chats for Urbana School District #116, Illinois
Used by Utah educators and also correlates to a weekly chat held on Wed. from 9-10pm MST.
Virginia Association of School Librarians. Follow @fhslibrary
Resources shared by educators in Victoria, Australia
Virtual Language Learning
Virtual Round Table. See here.
Virtual round table conference. See above.
Relevant for Western Australian education/educators - all sectors
Used by teachers in the Washington County School District in Southwestern Utah.
Webheads - Community of Practice
Wales Learning Technology Forum - the leading Ed Tech community in Wales, UK
IATEFL young learners and teenagers SIG. See here.
Comment from @healthcareWen: Thanks for putting together a list.
However many of the hashtags listed are NOT commonly used hashtags (i.e. no one else is using it nor are they searching for it), so it is misleading to list it here. Search http://tagwalk.com and you’ll see how often it’s been used in recent weeks plus suggestions of other hashtags to consider.
Hashtags are most meaningful for people who are interested in similar topic to search for others with similar interests, but people generally only search for the commonly used hashtags. (Now if you have an uncommon hashtag, you can make it common by widely publicizing and encouraging its use, but that takes a lot of effort and often doesn’t get far.) It’s best to stick with the “popular” hashtags , especially for people new to Social Media (& remove the “unused” or obsolete hashtags to avoid confusion). (More advanced users have better understanding of how to curate very niche topics)
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