Educators use Twitter as a professional learning community to engage with others around topics important to them. Today Twitter is a buzz with news that Queen Elizabeth II made her first Instagram post from London’s Science Museum. The Queen is a long time supporter of digital communication tools and made her first Tweet in 2014 from the same museum. At 92 years old The Queen is staying current with technology. In her post shared with the @TheRoyalFamily 4.5 million followers, she included a primary source document from the Royal Archives, a letter from Charles Babbage to her great-great grandfather Prince Albert, and captioned a shout-out to Ada Lovelace.
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Already feeling the Twitter love? Why not give these Ed Tech TOSA suggested hashtags and handles a try!
Ed Tech/Computational Thinking
@CSforAll – CSforALL is the national hub for the Computer Science for All movement to build rigorous, inclusive, & sustainable CS education for all students.
@Flipgrid – Empower every voice. Social learning for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students + families GirlsWhoCode – We’re a non-profit that works to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
@MicrosoftOneNote – Capture and organize ideas instantly with Microsoft OneNote.
@scratch – Official account of Scratch, the programming language & online community where young people create stories, games, & animations.
@seesaw – Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. We make it simple to get student work in one place and share with parents
@youcubed – Youcubed is a Stanford Center providing free and affordable K-12 mathematics resources and professional development for educators and parents.
@Washingtonstem – Washington STEM advances excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
@Shape_America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of high school PE teachers.
@PhysEdReview – Honest & unbiased reviews of “All Things Phys.Ed.” Often imitated, never duplicated.
@The_PE_Project – Our mission is to share a range of PE teaching ideas that celebrates the joy of our subject, respecting and applying established PE pedagogy.
@cultofpedagogy – Jennifer Gonzalez helps teachers crush it in the classroom.
@WeAreTeachers – We offer ideas, inspiration & information for your best days & double that for your hard ones. Supporting kids means supporting educators, always.
@ThinkKindness – We are a non-profit organization that inspires measurable acts of Kindness in schools & communities around the world.
@Edutopia – Inspiration and information about what works in education.
@MindShiftKQED – MindShift explores the future of learning, covering cultural and tech trends and innovations in education.