Current events 10: Twitter hashtags in the classroom

I’ve been trying to learn more about hashtags, and Twitter in general! I received a mini-lesson from our IT consultant which helped me understand their function much better. I found the following blog entry which, although a bit over my head, did give me some ideas for incorporating Twitter into my teaching at the high school level.

George Couros, the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division, discusses the use of Twitter hashtags in the classroom.

In a recent entry in his blog, The Principal of Change: Stories of learning and leading, Couros shares a useful list of educator hashtags and suggests ways in which educators can use hashtags in their practice.

Couros also offers a helpful step-by-step how-to explanation of how teachers can start up hashtags for their classes, as well as advantages of using hashtags with students.

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