When I would give twitter talks in the (not so distant past), I would be sure and mention the lists I had created that enabled a “newbie” to find connections to educational change agents, teachers in the trenches, like minded people that could become an instant resource. Now, if I were to give that same talk…I would share the lists but I’d also stress how important the #hashtag is to educational dialogue on social media.
One of the hashtags making the rounds right now is the #EDUin30 tag. This is George Couros’s new project in which he challenges you to make a short video, answering one question a week, and use the tag. He began this week with “Talk about one great idea in your classroom in 30 seconds or less. #EDUin30W1″
It’s already taken off, in true George fashion, but I have REALLY enjoyed hearing all of the different ideas from around the world. Such a simple, easy way to tap into everyone’s “best” idea.