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The must-have guide to educational Twitter hashtags

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Jeff Dunn is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it's not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.

Only 26% of U.S. teachers are currently using Twitter. That’s not very many, considering how useful it as a resource for learning, sharing, and connecting. Did you also know that just 16% of U.S. adults use Twitter? Even less.

If you start using Twitter as a teacher, student, or someone else involved in education … you probably feel quickly overwhelmed. You may feel like Twitter is a lot like reading a secret code. There are ‘#’ and ‘@’ symbols all over the place. Gibberish links abound. What the heck does goo.gl/23@#4slk mean anyway? (that’s a made up link, seriously.)

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[wpsm_ads1 float=”right”]We’re going to try and help explain at least one key part: the hashtag. It’s one of the most basic but also most important parts of using Twitter. The hashtag is the ‘#’ symbol and it you can create a hashtag by putting that symbol in front of any word. That word then becomes a hashtag. People use hashtags to organize their tweets, add keywords, and to keep track of a conversation centered around a particular topic.

That’s a hashtag.

In an effort to help all Twitter users, both new and seasoned, understand educational Twitter hashtags in particular – we’ve made a graphic!

The below graphic is a quick look at everything you should know about how, why, and which hashtags are being used in education right now.

The list is not complete! Add your favorite hashtags down in the comments and we’ll regularly update this graphic.

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10 Comments

  1. Nathan

    June 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    #coachteach

  2. Stephanie

    June 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    #growthmindset
    #mindset
    #lifelonglearning
    #wholechild

  3. Katey Howes

    July 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Don’t forget
    #literacy
    #kidlit
    #phonics
    #raisingreaders
    #teachreading
    #readingskills
    #summerreading

  4. Joddie McClain

    July 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

    It’s baffling that only 26% of U.S. teachers are currently using Twitter. As stated in the article, teachers can use a plethora of ideas for the classroom and 1 to 1 instruction for those struggling learners. Don’t know where we would be without #edchat.

  5. Gina

    July 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    #successincollege
    #MyPath101

  6. Lauren Jonas

    August 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

    #NSTA is the hashtag we use at the National Science Teachers Association. Would love to see it on this list as we tweet science ed news, STEM happenings, info on competitions for teachers, post free webinars, etc. Thanks for considering it!

  7. Jeremy

    October 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    #gwinchat

  8. Glenn

    October 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    The most important math hashtag besides #mathchat is #MTBoS. It is the tag for the MathTwitterBlog’oSphere and is where you will find the most passionate math teachers around!

  9. Glenn

    October 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    And if you can combine this with my last reply, that would be great. Otherwise, it will be separate.

    In addition:
    #Alg1chat – algebra 1 content chat
    #Alg2chat – algebra 2 content chat
    #ggbchat – geogebra chat

  10. MsJackson

    November 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

    #edcamp
    #edcampstl (if in St Louis, other cities probably have own hashtag)

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