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#1 Gideon Leventhall-Airley

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hey there all.
Just having a wonder with some colleagues how many forum members were also tweeters. We were chatting via twitter and came to theconclusion that there needs to be a UK history teacher hashtag that would be easy to follow and include. There are quite a number who are filtered into the hashtag #historyteacher. This is a fairly generic international rather than uk based tag. Perhaps we could start a UK tag. I'd love to have some comment / encouragement / critical comment on the idea......
#ukedhist
#historyeduk
#heuk
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#2 Gideon Leventhall-Airley

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

While I remember (and should have added before),..... there are some amazingly create uses of twitter in the classroom. I agree that there is justifiably a certain amout of trepidation with the use and mention of social media tools in the classroom but when controlled and used appropriately it can be an amazing tool. For example,
Boosting Student Engagement - My link
25 Ways to use twitter in the classroom - 25 ways
Mind Map Diagram - Mind map diagram
Twitter Applications for the Classroom - Twitter for the classroom

And more.....

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#3 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

#historyteacher seems to have been overused a fair bit by a few people repeat posting recently.

Nothing wrong with any of your suggested hashtags. A few extra ideas off the top of my head:

#ukhisteach
#ukhistchat
#htdf (to connect forum members?)

#4 Ed Waller

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

#ukhisteach
#ukhistchat
#htdf (to connect forum members?)


#goforit Dan...
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#5 Dave Wallbanks

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

I like Dan's #ukhisteach and think it could take off if enough people choose to use it.
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#6 Tony Fox

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

I like Dan's #ukhisteach and think it could take off if enough people choose to use it.


could we use #SHHTDF or just #HTDF for tweets related to this forum?
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#7 Russel Tarr

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

I'd still strongly encourage the use of the #historyteacher hashtag. The nature of a popular hashtag is that certain companies might jump on it, but that's unavoidable. The American equivalent is actually #sschat (social studies chat).

"Retweets" will automatically clog up any hashtag feed, but again that's the nature of the beast!

Obviously I'm biased - I'm on the international circuit anyway and I've written scripts based around that particular hashtag:

History Teachers on Twitter (a nice way of building up your network)
http://www.activehis...oryteacherlist/

Searchable Archive of Tweets (this is a particularly useful feature!)
http://www.activehis...acher/index.php

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