#Hashtag with #Twitter

Last week, Josh Stumpenhorst was a guest speaker for our ECMP355 class. He talked about how to use Twitter, what you could use it for, as well as using TweetDeck.

I used Twitter a bit in my last semester so I had a decent idea of how to use it. I understood the purpose of hashtags and following other people. So it was more of a refresher for me when Josh was talking about it.

What I was kind of frustrated about with Twitter was how to follow certain hashtags without having to search them individually all the time. Josh introduced TweetDeck to us *cue “ta-da” music*. This is a place where you can essentially follow hashtags and have everything organized. You can add and delete these lists whenever you want. It’s great!

I have downloaded TweetDeck to my Google Chrome and have a few hashtags that I am following. I like to follow #edchat. It’s steady with information and resources. I also follow #ecmp355 so I can see any tweets from my class. I also like to follow #elemchat as I am in elementary education. As I start using Twitter more, I am positive that I will find more hashtags to follow as well as many useful resources.

Even just seeing resources shared by people I’m following is super helpful. Katia Hildebrant retweeted a tweet about a blog post. It was related to Twitter chats. Since we have been talking about it in ECMP355, it caught my eye and I clicked on it. It’s a great post about twitter and live chats. I suggest taking a look at it! I haven’t had the chance to participate in a live chat just yet, but I hope to do so in the near future!

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4 thoughts on “#Hashtag with #Twitter

  1. Tweetdeck sure is awesome for organizing those hashtags! Do you have any sort of live chat in mind that you might attend? Would it be something local, or something specifically related to your major, or just anything?

    • I would probably like to attend something local to start or something related to elementary education. After that, I would consider going more broad into education.

  2. Carolyn Fluter says:

    I agree! Tweetdeck makes Twitter much easier to navigate. All of my favourite hashtags are right there at my finger tips.. Tweetdeck has definitely made me feel more at ease with Twitter.

    I also follow #teacherspayteachers to keep a look out for freebies to print!

    Twitter is kinda like a one-stop-shop to view all my favourite teaching sites in one place.

    • I totally forgot about Teachers Pay Teachers Carolyn! I get emails with some freebies but I never would have thought about following that hashtag. Thanks!

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