300+ Educational Twitter Hashtags Being Used Right Now

Are you looking to figure out exactly which Twitter hashtag is the right one to follow? There’s no shortage of options and it can feel overwhelming. Sure, there’s the popular #edchat and #edtech hashtags most of us follow. But what about the more focused tags that you’re missing out on?

Lucky for all of us, there’s an incredible live Google Doc available to the public from Chiew Pang (@aClilToClimb) that lets you help build a useful database of helpful hashtags. Be sure to check out the doc and the list below (current as of September 14, 2012).

#50freecourses International House is celebrating 50 years of providing teacher training by offering 50 FREE IH Teacher Training courses to people around the globe who are currently out of work. See here.
#addcym Addysg Cymru. Platform for Welsh educators. See here.
#aimlang AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) language teachers here.
#ALevel GCE Advanced Level (A-level) discussions
#andragogy Andragogy (man-leading) – Adult & Vocational Education See here. See also #VocEd.
#arted art education

#artsed

arts education chat

#Asiaelt

fortnightly chat hosted by British Council. See here.

#AusELT

platform for ELT in Australia. See here.

#BCed

platform for British Columbia educators. See here.

#BESIG

Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL. See here.

#blogmust

highly-recommended blog postings

#BReltChat

chat platform for the Brazilians. See here.

#bullying

join the fight against bullying

#buzzword

new popular words

#CAE

Cambridge Advanced

#CELTA

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, formerly ‘Certificate in English Language

Teaching to Adults’, hence the acronym.

#clil

Content and Language Integrated Learning

#Comments4Kids

comments on students’ posts. See here.
#cpchat Connected Principals. See here.
#cpd continuous/continuing professional/personal development. See also #profdev.
#CPE Cambridge Proficiency
#cybergogy Cybergogy – Cybernetics & Education See here
#DELTA Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
#dhelt demand-high ELT. See here.
#digped digital pedagogy. See here.
#DixitLao Diarmuid Fogarty ‏@Imadruid is back. Follow his condensed Tao Te(a)Ching!
#dogme discussion on dogme or teaching unplugged
#eal English as an additional language. See here.
#eap English for academic purposes
#earlyed early education. See #kinderchat

#ebshare

Edublogs retweets of teacher blog posts. See also #blogmust

#ece

early childhood education. See also: #earlyed…

#edapp

educational apps

#edbkchat

discussions on educational books, #edbkchat is a good resource for continuing education, Wednesdays at 4pm EST.

#edcamp

Conference Model Built on Collaboration. See here.

#edchat

global education discussions. See here.
#edchatIE specially for Irish educators. See here.
#edchatSA chat for the South African education community. See here.
#edreform
#edtech technology for educational purposes
#edtools Why another? Obsolete. Use #edtech
#edutech obsolete. Why use an extra character? Use #edtech
#education better to use #edu, but it’s really too general.
#edupunk resources for DIY approach to technology in education
#elearn I’d suggest using this rather than the longer #elearning
#elemchat platform for elementary/primary school educators. See here.
#elf English as a lingua franca, but I’m afraid you’ll get lots of other non-related stuff
#ell English language learning
#ellchat English language learning chat platform. See here.
#elt English language teachers/teaching
#eltchat English language teaching discussions. See here.
#eltpics Images by teachers for teachers. Licensed under Creative Commons. See here.
#efl English as a foreign language
#engchat for English teachers. See here.
#engpls tweets for English learners. Consider using only #twinglish.
#engtwit Obsolete. Use #twinglish.
#esl English as a second language
#esol English as a second or other language
#esp English for specific purposes
#ETAS English teachers association of Switzerland. See here.
#FCE Cambridge First Certificate
#FF Follow Friday. Used for recommending teachers worth following. Used on Fridays. See #TT
#finnedchat all about Finnish education. See here.
#FLE Français comme langue étrangère
#flipchat chat platform for flipped classroom educators. See here.
#flipclass platform for those interested in the flipped classroom.
#flippedclassroom Obsolete. Use the shorter #flipclass. All about the flipped classroom
#gbl game-based learning
#GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education discussions
#globalclassroom Good for finding global collaboration / connections, sharing #globaled practice. Official chats run monthly over 3 days. Click here for schedule
#GlobalEd see #education
#GlobalEd12 Global education conference 12-16 Nov 2012. See here.
#globalkids Globalkids
#GeniusHour Follow the hashtag and chat once a month, first Wednesday of the month at 8pm CST, about “genius” learning. Students are given a time period where they can choose what they want to learn–being productive and creative as they learn what they love. See here.
#gifted see #gtchat
#grammar all to do with English grammar. Although it says ‘grammar’, you’ll see tweets regarding spelling, punctuation, etc.
#gtchat gifted and talented education chat on Fri 12:00 and 19:00 EST. See also #gifted.
#iasku video interviews with teachers. See here.
#IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. See here.
#ibmyp International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme. See here.
#ibpyp International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme. See #pypchat
#ICT4E Obsolete. Use #edtech
#ICT4Edu Why waste the characters? Obsolete. Use #edtech
#ihtoc50 International House teachers online conference celebrating 50th anniversary
#IOLchat Join Inside Online Learning for a weekly chat featuring issues related to online education. See here.
#ipadchat name speaks for itself. See here.
#isedchat platform for independent school educators. See here.
#iste International Society for Technology in Education. See here.
#iste12 used for ISTE 2012 conference
#iTDi International Teacher Development Institute. See here.
#JALT The Japan Association for Language Teaching. See here.
#jed21 Jewish Education
#jedchat Jewish education chat
#kedu Obsolete.Doesn’t work very well as some Indonesians are using this for other purposes. I’d suggest using either #kinderchat or #yle.
#KELTchat platform for ELT in Korea. See here.
#kidlit literacy for children. See here.
#langchat weekly discussion on topics of interest to language educators (Thursdays 8 p.m. EST). See here.
#lrnchat learning through social media. See here.
#LTSIG IATEFL learning technologies special interest group. See here.
#mathchat chat platform for mathematics teachers. See here.
#mathsjam platform for self-confessed maths enthusiasts to share puzzles, games, problems, or just anything they think is cool or interesting.
#mfl modern foreign languages.
also: Music for Life.
#midleved the middle grades (6-8). Also #middleschool
#mlearn discussions on mobile learning. I’d suggest using this rather than the longer #mlearning.
#mooc massive open online course. See here.
#mschat middle school teachers chat
#msftpil Microsoft Partners in Learning. See here.
#musedchat for music educators. See here.
#myp middle years programme. See also #ibmyp
#NATECLA National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults. (UK) See here
#niedchat chat for those with an interest in Northern Ireland Education.
#ntchat chat for new teachers
#ocw open courseware
#openedu open education
#ozedchat chat for educators primarily in Oz or Nz. See here.
#pblchat Project Based Learning. Although there is no set time for the discussion (like #edchat), #pblchat allows educators to share and discuss project based learning resources.
#pd professional development. See also #profdev, #cpd, #td
#pegeeks for those in physical education
#PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education
#pln personal/professional/passionate learning network
#prek pre-school. Not sure how much this is used. See #kinderchat, #yle
#Project366 related to Project366. An image a day for the whole year (2012). See here.
#profdev professional development. See also #cpd, #td, #pd
#pypchat chat platform for the primary years programme. See here. See also #ibpyp.
#qldelt platform for ELT in Queensland, Australia
#RPsig reflective practice special interest group in Korea (hopefully someday around the world). See here.
#RSCON Reform Symposium
#scichat for science teachers. See here.
#SigTC information for SigTC, which is the special interest group for Tech Coordinators associated w/ ISTE
#Slide2Learn platform for tweets about iPad, iPhone and iPod in education. See here. See also #mlearn & #edtech.
#SLPeeps for speech language pathologists.
#sm social media.
#smchat social media chat. See here.
#smedu Why not just use #smchat?
#speced special education. See also #spedchat.
#spnchat all about successful practices in education and education reform, every Tuesday.
#spedchat special education chat. See here.
#sschat social studies chat. See here.
#stm12 StudentsMeet - webinars run by students for students
#TalkTech participants share articles and ideas on learning technology Thursdays from 3 to 3:30 pm EST.
#TD Teacher development. See also: #profdev, #cpd, #pd.
#TDSIG IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TDSIG). See here.
#teachchat learn about the latest in classrooms from other teachers, Wednesday evenings at 9 pm EST.
#TeachingEnglish resources via the British Council. See here.
#TeachMeet Teach Meet International. See here.
#TEFL Teaching English as a foreign language
#TESOL Teachers of English to speakers of other languages
Teachers of English as a Second Language Association
#tesolgeek hashtag for those that want to “confess” geeky things they’ve done related to TESOL
#TIAEBrasil learning technologies in Brazil (English/Portuguese)
#tichat On Thursdays at 8pm EST, tech-savvy educators discuss the latest in educational technology.
#tlchat twitter for librarians
#TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
#TOEIC Test of English for International Communication
#TT Teacher Tuesday. Used for recommending teachers worth following. Used on Tuesdays. See #FF
#ttot not exactly an educational hashtag, but one which is related ;-) Travel talk on Twitter. See here.
#twinglish for learners of English
#ukedchat as the tag implies, educational chat centred more on UK. See here.
#urbaned all about making urban education work, hosted every first and third Sunday of the month at 9pm EST.
#vicpln Resources hared by educators in Victoria, Australia
#vlang Virtual Language Learning
#VocEd vocational education
#vrt Virtual Round Table. See here.
#vrtwebcon Virtual round table conference. See above.
#webheads Webheads – Community of Practice
#yle young learners

5 Comments

  1. Jason Yamashiro

    September 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for the list of education hashtags. Just wanted to add a couple from our Joyful Learning Network. We have started a joyful learning teacher tip of the day (#JLNttip) and family tip of the day (#JLNftip). We also have a standard #JLNjoy hashtag for people to share daily joyful learning.

  2. kim

    September 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I host a monthly #STEMchat that bring parents, educators and STEM professionals together to share ideas and resources on a variety of STEM topics.

  3. Werner

    October 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    You forgot #tcot
    it is often in use

  4. John

    October 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

    How about some Common Core related hashtags?

  5. mrpotter

    November 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    You forgot #psychat Thursdays at 8pm EST. All things high school psychology.