Twitter’s hashtag feature is one of the easiest ways to connect with other Twitter users on a shared topic. Using a Twitter hashtag aggregates any tweet containing that hashtag into a searchable and easy to follow list. Generally, users add a hashtag to a tweet to direct it towards certain searches and interests, regardless of time, but combining hashtags with a scheduled time to use them creates a sort of chat room for anyone tweeting.
Below is a list of our top 15 hashtags for educators.
Hashtags for Shared Topics
#blendedlearning: Blended Learning
#BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
#commoncore: Common Core Standard
#cybersafety: Cyber Safety
#DigCit: Digital Citizenship
#education: General Education
#edtech: Education Technology
#flipclass: Flipped Classroom
#K12: K-12 Education
Hashtags for Group Chats
#blendchat: Blended Learning
#cpchat: Connected Principals
#edchat: General Education Chat
#educhat: General Education Chat
#lrnchat: General Education Chat
Bonus: @Gaggle_K12 Hashtags
#GaggleSpeaks: Get updates on blog posts on the Gaggle Speaks blog.
#GaggleEveryday: Read about tips and ideas on implementing Gaggle in the classroom.
#GaggleSafety: Follow along with tips for keeping students safe in the classroom and read about how Gaggle has helped students.