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A Printable List of the Best Education Hashtags. Twitter is a popular and potentially useful way for educators to share ideas, best practices and other resources to improve teaching and learning in the nation’s classrooms — but only if they know how to find their way around. With nearly 300 million active users, the social network with the 140-character limit has something for everyone.

That might sound like a good thing. But, trust me when I say that mindlessly scrolling through your Twitter feed at 2 a.m. is not the path to educational enlightenment. To get involved in the conversation, and find the information that truly matters, you have to learn the hashtags. Below is a printable list of two dozen of the most popular education-related hashtags for K–12 and higher education.

Happy Tweeting. Educational Hash Tags. #edude#eduFollowChallenge#edugreen #eduhashtag #eduit#edumindset#eduON (Ontario)#euduoz #edupd#edupreneur#edupunk #edutech #EduThingsILike#eduvc#eduvoxers #elemchat #elementary#elemsci #ell #ellchat#elrnchat #elt#eltchat#eltpics#emchat #emotionalliteracy#edpolitics #engagechat#engchat #engedu #EngineeringEducation#english #english-teacher#engsschat #enrichingkids#enviroed#e-safety#ESCchat#esdgc#esea#esl #esol#esp#ETAS#etcchat#etmchat#ettipad #e20#expandedlearning #family#fb4ed#FCE#FETC #FF#fft#filmclass#finnedchat#fitnessedu#flatclass #flatclassroom#FLE#flipchat #flipclass#flipped#flippedclassroomflippedlearning#flteach #followalibrarian #followfriday#fooded#foodtechteachers #formativeassessment#forteachers #frenchchat#frimm#FutureReady#FYCchat #health #healthed#hemkting#highered#higheredchat #highschool #highscope #hiphoped#histedchat#history#historyteacher#historyteaching#homeschool#homeschoolers#homeschooling #HourofCode #hs #hsc#hsmath#htagcommoncore.

Twitter Chat - List of Twitter Chats By Day of the Week. From Gnosis Media Group Looking for a Twitter chat? Below is a list of Twitter chats in both alphabetical order and by day. Thank you to @merylkevans for the inspiration to build this Twitter chat wiki. A detailed list appears after the list sorted by the day of the week. Text GNOSISARTS to 368266to get Twitter chat info by text message! Note: All times listed in Central Standard Time with a couple of noted exceptions. List of Tweetchats by Day of the Week Daily #AskEventige: This is an open Chat 24/7 Where people can post questions about marketing, advertising, sales, PR, and other things related to their business. Sunday #smirch: Chat about how to use smir.ch and other SMS applications. #vegrunchat: Chat for vegan and vegetarian runners to share tips, recipes, and races. #giftchat: We discuss holiday gifts on Twitter.

#pcinsurance: We will be discussing property and casualty insurance for both business and personal lines. #Spiritchat: Discuss the spiritual life. Monday #TheSMGirl. #BCSM. Twitter Chat Schedule. An Educators Guide To Twitter. PLC-Focused Twitter Chat | All Things PLC | Powered by Solution Tree. Education Chats. Internet Catalogue. 13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal. Education Twitter chats take place when a group of educators "meet" on Twitter at an agreed upon time, using an agreed upon hashtag, to discuss topics of interest in education. Twitter chats range from small discussions with only a few participants to huge conversations with dozens or even hundreds of educators taking part! They provide a unique opportunity for educators to discuss specific topics of interest and connect with colleagues around the world.

The word from educators in the trenches is that these chats are making a profound difference in how educators are improving their professional practice, providing ideas, resources and inspiration in ways never thought possible. Interested in giving Twitter chats a try? Here are a few tips to get you started: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This list of popular chats is a great way to get started, but is just a small sampling of the many education chats available. #tlap: Looking for inspiration? #flipclass: Interested in flipping your classroom? NAESP. Twitter 101: Understanding the Basics. Posted by Elizabeth Harper on May 17, 2013 in Tech 101, Computers and Software, Phones and Mobile, Mobile Apps, Android Apps, iPhone/iPad Apps, Windows Phone Apps, Guides & Reviews, Social Networking :: 1 comment If you're online—and reading this!

—you've probably heard of Twitter. But just what is Twitter for? How does it work? And how do you get started using it? Whether you want to start using Twitter yourself or just want to know what it is, we'll help untangle the mysteries of this social networking site. Just what is Twitter? On Twitter, you'll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. Think of Twitter as a big, open room—with all of Twitter's 200 million active users chatting away inside from all over the world.

Twitter is considered a micro-blogging service, which means the posts made to Twitter have to be an extremely brief, 140 characters or less. Twitter terminology Tweet: A public message posted on Twitter. Free Twitter 101 Tutorial at GCFLearnFree. Getting started with Twitter. 1,133 educational leaders to kickstart your Twitter feed | Dangerously Irrelevant. 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture. Author's Note: Thanks to Joe Manko, Liberty Elementary School principal, for inspiring this blog post during an impromptu edcamp at #SXSWEdu this year. For an example of a school trying to create a connected culture through Twitter, follow Liberty Elementary's hashtag and jump into the conversation. Twitter is one of the most powerful tools that you can use for your professional development -- 24/7. It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of educators around the world are currently using Twitter to connect, share, and collaborate.

While it's fantastic that educators are flocking to Twitter, many of them still feel even more alone and isolated within their own school and district. There's an unfortunate inverse trend I've noticed in education: the more connected you are on Twitter, the less support and collaboration you tend to have within your school.

So I ask -- why can't we have both? Why can't we be connected virtually and face-to-face? Creating a More Connected Culture 1. 2. 3. 4. Using Social Media: Tips for School Leaders. Thanks to its partnership with publisher Eye on Education, EducationWorld is pleased to present these administrator tips related to The School Leader's Guide to Social Media, by Ronald Williamson and J. Howard Johnston. The authors discuss how social media can be used to increase productivity, aid professional development, and improve communication with students, families, and the greater community. For example, some schools use Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about school news and upcoming events.

Others host blogs or wikis to share information about particular classes or school projects. To get school leaders' take on the issue, Eye on Education asked a panel of administrators to respond to the following questions: How do you currently use social media in your school? Eric SheningerPrincipal, New Milford High School, New Milford, NJ Social media is also quickly evolving into the “go to” source for professional development. James DavisPrincipal, Knox Middle School, Salisbury, NC. The 21st Century Principal: 4 Reasons Administrators Need to Get Connected with Twitter. 10 Tips for Using Twitter at Any Conference. The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo. Here at Mashable, we live and breathe Twitter. However, sometimes we see a tweet containing an acronym or an abbreviation with which we're not very familiar.

If you find yourself in the same situation, then take a look through our handy list for a complete glossary of terms you may come across in tweets. While some abbreviations and acronyms may be common across all social media sites, others are unique to the microblogging platform. Browse our guide, and be sure to shout out any terms we've missed in the comments below.

The "at" sign is used to mention another Twitter account (e.g., @Mashable). Within a tweet, it becomes a link to that user's profile. You may see it used in a geographical sense, such as "I'm @ the office," but this is just text-speak and not Twitter-specific. The hash (or pound) symbol is used to highlight keywords, topics, events or even emotions in a tweet. "As far as I know. " CC's literal meaning is "carbon copy. " "Correction. " Direct message. "In case you missed it. " The Twitter Glossary. AASA | American Association of School Administrators. As 2010’s first major snowfall blew through Kentucky Jan. 7, superintendents busily gave predawn notice of closed schools by calling radio and TV stations and activating automated telephone systems. At 5 a.m., Daviess County Superintendent Tom Shelton declared a snow day. Within the hour, Marshall County Superintendent Trent Lovett announced that roads were just too slick for safety.

By 2 p.m., Metcalfe County Superintendent Patricia Hurt made the no-school call for the next day. A few hours later, Fayette County Superintendent Stu Silberman followed suit. Brad Hughes While all four school district leaders used traditional public notice avenues, they also turned to their iPhones, BlackBerries, laptops and a new asset — Twitter. “Tools like Twitter are now very natural modes of communication utilized by millions of people,” Silberman says.

Like Facebook and LinkedIn, Twitter is part of the Internet’s many social networking outlets. Some question Twitter’s value. 9 Step Guide for Administrators New to Twitter (From an administrator relatively new to Twitter) | Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. Written by Jaysen Anderson (@jaysenanderson), Assistant Principal, North High School, St. Paul, MN. Article reprinted with permission from Mission Driven Leadership ( BOLD STATEMENT ALERT…Every school administrator, and really every educator, needs to be on Twitter. This is not a statement I realized to be true until I was actually active on Twitter, but now I regret waiting so long. There are several Twitter startup guides out there, but this one is unique (I hope) as it focuses on administrators and educational leaders new to Twitter, from the perspective of an administrator fairly new to Twitter. There are so many reasons to be on Twitter; self-reflection, professional development, current data and research, collaboration, and modeling tech savviness to staff and students. 1.

Twitter is the only social media site that I use. I was wary of getting on Twitter for the same reasons I shunned Facebook and other social media apps. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 140. 7. 10 Educators On Twitter You Should Follow (But Probably Don't) - If you’re already a teacher on Twitter, you know how useful it can be to connect with other educators and get the latest news in education. If you’re not on Twitter you may think it’s just celebrities navel gazing while everyone else tweets pictures of their latest meal. Yes, there can be some of that, but there are also plenty of innovative teachers using Twitter to engage with like-minded people on a variety of education subjects. Whether you’re a Twitter novice or pro, here are some educators on Twitter that may be worth following. 10 Educators On Twitter You Should Follow (But Probably Don’t) 1.

@ronclarkacademy Middle school teacher Ron Clark, winner of Disney’s American Teacher Awards 2000 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, is also an author, speaker and co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy. 2. 3. Prolific Twitter user Jessica Johnson is an elementary school principal in rural Wisconsin and co-moderator of the #educoach Wednesday night chat on Twitter. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Utilizing Twitter Lists. I recently read the blog post, Twitter Snobs or Efficient Learners written by Bill Ferriter. In this post Bill states, "whenever the number of people that I'm following grows to more than 200, I simply get lost in the streams of information that come through my Twitter feed.

At that point, Twitter becomes useless, doesn't it? " This is something that I can relate to, however, I have found that you CAN follow more than 200 people on twitter and STILL can the benefits of learning from them. Why would you want to follow so many people on Twitter? Well, if you're only interested in following one group of people, say 2nd grade teachers, then maybe you can stick to less than 200. If you go to my profile page and select lists, you can see what lists I follow, or just go here. Another great feature of lists is that if you find someone on twitter and you would like to follow everyone on one of their lists, you can just simply click on that list and then subscribe to everyone on that list.

Tweeting For Schools. Awhile ago, I wrote a post entitled, “What Should A Networked Educational Leader Tweet About? “, which was meant to be a guide to administrators new to Twitter on tweeting and sharing information using this social media tool. It is something that I am hoping all educators can use, but I obviously think that administrators should really understand the important use of social media in schools. As our own school division and schools all over the world are starting to use organizational Twitter accounts to connect, I wanted to write a post on how a school or educational institution can use Twitter effectively. It is a great way to connect with students, as well as share their message locally and globally. Here are some ideas to start you with the process: School Announcements- This is probably the way Twitter is used most often with school accounts but sometimes it is the only way. With the information above, it is important that you do not take this lightly.

50 Global Edu Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter. Education is a constantly evolving organism, with individual humans and institutions making up the cells and organs that keep it running. Some are bad, some are neutral, and some ensure its very survival in ways minor and major. And social media outlets such as Twitter enable them all to keep this crucial discussion about a basic human right constantly flowing. Whether you agree with what the following leaders and leading resources included, they still exert influence over the education industry. Give them a follow and use them to discover even more names and faces currently shaping schools across the world. Administrators and Researchers John Robinson: Principal John Robinson loves discussing both policies impacting public schools and education technology from an administrative perspective.Eric Sheninger: He didn’t win the NASSP Digital Principal Award this year because of his tech-fearing tendencies, that’s for sure!

EdTech Higher Ed Nonprofit Organizations and Activists. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals -- THE Journal. Leadership | In Print 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals By Jennifer Demski06/07/12 Patrick Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, started a 1-to-1 iPad initiative in the fall of 2012. The conventional wisdom in education is that any school reform--be it curriculum, instruction, assessment, or teacher professionalism--is most likely to take hold in schools that have strong leadership. The same holds true for technology. Any educator will tell you the most successful implementation of technology programs takes place in schools where the principal sees him or herself as a technology leader. "The role of the principal is one of facilitation and modeling behavior," remarks Robert Farrace, senior director of communications and development with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

T.H.E. 1. The Expert's Perspective: Robert Farrace: "Guiding the culture of the school is one of the most important things that a principal has to do. National Principals Month: Top Twitter Accounts | My Town Tutors. Using Twitter for 24/7 Professional Development. 10 Ways Principals Can Use Twitter to Enhance Stakeholder Engagement | Mr. Carter's Office. A Post for the Principals New to Twitter | Jessica Johnson @PrincipalJ. 5 Ways Twitter Strengthens A School’s Learning Community. Connected Principals Have A Twitter Hashtag! A Resource For All. Social Media for Administrators. Meet Your New PD Tool. NAESP. Help Your Principals Become Twitter Advocates: ‘Opting Out Is No Longer an Option’ | National School Public Relations Association. Why Twitter? A Guide for School Principals by Simon Crook on Prezi. 3 Reasons Why the School Principal Needs to Tweet | Mark W. Guay.