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The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags We got so many additions and updates to our 2011 list we thought it was time to bring you the most up-to-date list for 2012. So, without further ado, here’s the 2012 A-Z list of educational Twitter hashtags. We went through all the comments on the 2011 version , wrote down all the Twitter and Facebook updates, and compiled this list over the course of several months. What follows is our best effort to bring you the biggest and baddest list of hashtags. I’m sure we still missed some as new hashtags seemingly pop up every day. In any case, let us know what we missed in the comments or on our Facebook page! First, some background to get you up to speed on what the heck a hashtag is. First, What’s A Hashtag? Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers Sources The Most Popular Hashtags

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#ETcoaches#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#fstenet#FutureReady#FYCchat #hacklearning#health #healthed#hemkting#highered#higheredchat #highschool #highscope #hiphoped#histedchat#history#historyteacher#historyteaching#homeschool#homeschoolers#homeschooling #HourofCode #hs #hsc#hsmath#htagcommoncore

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Gross National Happiness Commission - The Planning Commission of Bhutan, Development for Happiness Innovation in Education Through Crowdsourcing By Meghna Tare Keith Sawyer, author of the book “Group Genius” wrote: “All inventions emerge from a long sequence of small sparks. Collaboration brings small sparks together to generate breakthrough innovation.” Crowdsourcing, a term first coined in 2006, basically means groups of people coming together to solve a common problem. By enabling people with similar interests to collaborate, crowdsourcing initiatives offer an opportunity to help others, learn something and gain recognition. With crowdsourcing, ideas are generated from multiple contributors, including experts. Working together is vital in any successful endeavor, and sharing ideas is especially important in education. Funded by the Packard Foundation, within the framework of UNESCO’s global partnership for girls’ and women’s education, it encouraged girls and their communities to propose solutions to obstacles preventing girls from completing secondary education. Image credit: Pexels

Personal Learning Networks - The Power Of Collaboration “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi I love being a teacher. There is always something new to learn and experience every year, every month, every week and every day. Yes, this can be stressful, difficult, and time-consuming, but it is never dull.Most days my classroom and my students are the highlight of my learning experience. After my classroom experiences, my educational PLN has had profound impacts on my mindset as a teacher and a learner. Personal Learning Networks for Educators HyperDoc What will you learn and share?

Every Educator Has a Story . . . Just Tell It. This is one of my favorite cartoons ever. The “punch” line is that every person on the planet has a story to tell. I also know that every teacher story to tell. Educators are doing amazing things with their learners in spite (i.e., to show spite toward) of the standards-based and accountability-driven movements. This is my own call to action for educators to tell their stories of those rich and amazing things they are doing in their classrooms. Write a blog.Tweet about it.Make photo essays and upload to a photo sharing site like Flickr.Take some video footage and share it on YouTube, TeacherTube, or Vimeo.Ask learner to blog about it.Share on Facebook.Give virtual presentations at conferences such as Global Education and K12 Online.Ask local reporters to come to your classroomOthers? For example, I am incorporating students’ mobile devices into an undergraduate course on Interpersonal Relationships. I now have a record/reflection about the class. Like this: Like Loading...

Getting started with TweetDeck TweetDeck offers a more convenient Twitter experience by letting you view multiple timelines in one easy interface. It includes a host of advanced features to help get the most of Twitter: Manage multiple Twitter accounts, schedule Tweets for posting in the future, build Tweet collections, and more. If you use TweetDeck in a corporate or team environment, read about setting up a team account here. TweetDeck is currently available at or the Mac app store. To start using TweetDeck Go to or open the desktop app for Mac.Log in with your Twitter account. Note: If you are using an old version of our desktop app for Mac (older than Mac: 3.5.0), you will not be able to sign in with a Twitter account or create a new account until you upgrade to the latest version. To connect multiple Twitter accounts in your TweetDeck Managing multiple accounts To remove an account from TweetDeck: Selecting a default account Tweeting from multiple accounts To add a column:

Developing a Future Ready Classroom With the 4 Cs HyperDocs are powerful digital activities that shift the focus of learning from the teacher to the students. The best HyperDocs support essential skills connected to collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Source: About HyperDocs HyperDoc FundamentalsHyperDocs are powerful frameworks to support inquiry-based learning. HyperDocs allow students to explore interactive resources at their own pace. HyperDocs are digital frameworks that can support differentiated learning. Happiness Quotient in a Himalayan Kingdom | Through Your Body: THIMPHU, Bhutan If the rest of the world cannot get it right in these unhappy times, this tiny Buddhist kingdom high in the Himalayan mountains says it is working on an answer. “Greed, insatiable human greed,” said Prime Minister Jigme Thinley of Bhutan, describing what he sees as the cause of today’s economic catastrophe in the world beyond the snow-topped mountains. “What we need is change,” he said in the whitewashed fortress where he works. The notion of gross national happiness was the inspiration of the former king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, in the 1970s as an alternative to the gross national product. “You see what a complete dedication to economic development ends up in,” he said, referring to the global economic crisis. Under a new Constitution adopted last year, government programs “from agriculture to transportation to foreign trade” must be judged not by the economic benefits they may offer but by the happiness they produce. This is followed by a set of equations: Love Your Way,

20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses Librarians have far more responsibilities than many people actually realize. The fact is that being a librarian involves a lot more than just putting books on shelves and making sure that the library is used properly. Everything from a good working knowledge of technology to strong people skills are needed to thrive in these positions. That’s why for many the training never ends. There are always new skills to learn and new abilities to master, and that’s why so many librarians continue to utilize online courses to boost their overall knowledge. It’s important to continue utilizing educational resources to boost your education. Here are some of the best free online courses for librarians to use. There are many additional free online resources available that you can use to help you move your level of knowledge forwards. Do you know of other Free online courses librarians & information science types would enjoy? Also on “So what should a prospective MLS student do?

ProfessionalGrowth - Teacher Portfolio Individual • Collaborative Definition: The Teacher Portfolio option is a process involving the collection of best practices in an identified area. The portfolio documents evidence of teacher competencies and guides long-term professional development. Purpose To allow teachers the opportunity to reflect and gather data to support the professional goal, assess teaching strengths, and identify areas which may need improvement. Image from:

The Adventures of Library Girl 20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs I was asked by the excellent Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to speak to her PLP class about MOOCs, and, while we had what i thought was an excellent forty minute chat, there were tons of comments that i never had the chance to address. As i look over the questions they asked, I see that in answering their questions i have a chance to lay out many of the thoughts that I have had about MOOCs while they have been all the rage here on the internet in the last few weeks. I opened the discussion with a quick personal intro to my contribution to the MOOC discussion and then we moved to Q & A. Intro Edtechtalk and community – 2005 In 2005 Jeff Lebow and I started edtechtalk. What i discovered was that, simply by engaging in random discussions with new people we happened upon – I was learning. Rhizomes 2006 This lead me to new ideas about what it meant to learn and what it meant to know. Q & A. Pete: Does the MOOC really have to be “massive”? I see it as a win. Pete: Is/Will there be an accredited MOOC?