Teaching #tags

I am trying to comply a list of teaching and schools related hashtags as a reference for all the #tweetchers out there. My reason for doing this was simply so that I could ensure that when I was tweeting or retweeting something that I thought was valuable to others, I wanted to ensure that my time wasn’t wasted.

As a zoology graduate I’m fairly familiar with classification of living things and the history of this classification has a lot to say about tweeting hashtags.

Currently hashtags are in a mess! Im a IBDP Biology teacher so what hashtag should I use if I want to tweet something to do with DP Biology? #IBBio? #bioed? #bioedchat? #ibdpbioedchat? These are all hashtags that have been used for the same purposes.

As a label on information the hashtag also acts as a digital repository of information. You have to label and categorize correctly if you wish the information to be found again.

The situation on the twitter space is not unlike that faced by the 19th century naturalists who, when faced with mess of different names for the same organisms, had to devise rules about how and when to name a living thing.

I wonder when the first convention on hashtagging rules will be?

If you wish to update this list then add your hashtag to the list here or email me. I will update the list either every month or term, depending on how much time I have and how many people read this!

August 2016 #tags

 

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