Stay informed on education topics on Twitter's #edchat stream
Brief synopsis: A Twitter hashtag is a word or phrase that comes after the number or pound sign (#edchat, for example). When on Twitter, anytime you use a hashtag, you are essentially starting a conversation on a topic. Any Twitter user can start a hashtag. These can bring in your personal users to a conversation or invite others around Twitter to chime in on a topic. Teachers often use hastags to discuss topics with classes. The #edchat Twitter stream is the most popular education hashtag and generates remarkable general education and education technology discussion daily. The #edchat stream can be located here and streams with constant updates.
Benefits: It's very easy to join the edchat discussion by simply adding the #edchat hashtag to any Twitter tweet. The #edchat Twitter stream constantly updates teachers on Twitter on powerful education blogs, professional development opportunities, education conferences and other amazing education tools. The #edchat stream gives teachers a wonderful opportunity to build their Personal Learning Networks with experts in the profession. There is a special #edchat discussion every Tuesday at 7 P.M. EST. Read the entire chat as it happens right here at Learn it in 5.
Drawbacks: To easily subscribe to a stream, it's best to use a service like HootSuite or Tweetdeck and both come with a slight learning curve.
Conclusion: The video above is a constantly-updated Twitter #edchat stream. Bookmark this page for constant #edchat updates.