One of the most common questions teachers ask me about using Twitter is "How do you find the information you want to find amid all those tweets?" Twitter is a huge place, creating half a billion tweets each day. The key to finding what will help you is understanding hashtags. A hashtag is any term with a # sign in front of it. Tweets about the World Series might include the hashtag #WorldSeries . These hashtags make it possible to tag and filter the information you need. There are a variety of hashtags related to education.
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Today's task is finding three educational hashtags that will help you. Use the resources provided above to find three educational hashtags. Search Twitter with those three hashtags to see what resources appear under each.
Tomorrow we will discuss creating your own hashtag - which can be helpful for your school or for a class activity.