On Monday, Education Dive looked at some of the most popular hashtags used for higher ed discussions on Twitter, and today we are doing the same for K-12 topics.
Teachers and administrators use tweets to tap into conversations about everything from teaching methods and testing to curriculum standards and school finance issues. Every day, educators collaborate on how to bridge the #achievementgap, implement #commoncore curriculum and improve #edpolicy.
Education Dive checked out 22 popular Twitter hashtags. Then, we listed them below with links and descriptions to make it easy for you to jump into the conversations that are taking place right now:
#achievementgap—Join educators to discuss methods of closing the achievement gap.
#charterschools—Discuss issues relevant to charter school education with other educators.
#commoncore—Join education professionals in the debate about state Common Core standards.
#cpchat—Connect with principals around the world to discuss school administration and leadership.
#ecosys—Discuss pedagogy of social change in the K-12 public education ecosystem with other innovative educators.
#edpolicy—Here you’ll find tweeters discussing K-12 education policy with topics ranging from teaching practices to school finance.
#elemchat—This chat is strictly for elementary school teachers on Saturdays at 4 p.m.
#engchat—This subject chat connects English teachers at 7 p.m. on Mondays.
#flippedclassroom—Find out who’s using the flipped classroom method and why.
#gamification—Discuss the pros and cons of game design techniques in the classroom.
#gtchat—Hear from students and teachers about gifted and talented learners in this Friday chat at 12 and 7 p.m.
#homeschool—Read opinions and find resources with this hashtag about homeschool learning.
#ipaded—See how and why teachers are using Apple’s iPad in the classroom.
#isedchat—Join in on a discussion about Independent schools on Thursdays at 9 p.m.
#k12—Follow general commentary on K-12 education.
#mlearning—See what teachers and administration have to say about mobile learning.
#midleved—Get news and information about middle school education.
#ntchat—Collaborate with new teachers in this chat on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
#pblchat—Discuss problem-based learning with professionals in the education industry on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
#ptchat—Parents and teachers can benefit from open communication in this chat on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
#teachchat—K-12 teachers discuss teaching methods and classroom practices on Wednesdays at 9 p.m..
#urbaned—Every first and third Sunday of each month at 9 p.m., discuss issues in urban education.
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