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Snap1A: Hashtag With Purpose!

Location: W187c, Table 1

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Listen and learn : Snapshot

Wednesday, June 27, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: W187c, Table 1

Kyle Hamstra  
Want free, unlimited, curriculum-specific resources at your fingertips? It's the Dewey Decimal System of the 21st Century that allows you to build a library of resources. Participants will learn how to create, hashtag, archive, access and share a strategically networked community around curriculum and learning spaces.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Software: None
Apps: Twitter
Accounts: Twitter
Other Equipment: None
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Curriculum planning and evaluation
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Math, Science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

**Overview: Educators will explore (and practice for 15 minutes DURING the session) how they can Hashtag With Purpose to better network and leverage learning and teaching resources in their communities.
**Objective 1: Educators will learn how to use social media as tools for creating, hashtagging, archiving, accessing, and sharing meaningful learning experiences through hashtags.
**Objective 2: Educators will research their curriculum standards and appropriate trends and learning opportunities to archive.
**Objective 3: Educators will learn powerful Hashtag With Purpose benefits such as increased curriculum literacy; opportunities for vertical alignment, integration within and across disciplines; and opportunities for meaningful edtech integration.
**Evidence of Success: Educators will walk away having experienced how to hashtag curriculum, and will be empowered to create their own personalized system for archiving and sharing learning and teaching resources.


**(5 min): Introduction--Greetings, ISTE Standards, Overview
**(5 min): Rationale--What, Why, & How You Should #HashtagWithPurpose
**(15 min): DOING--We WILL #HashtagWithPurpose RIGHT NOW.
**(5 min): Reflection & Next Steps--What Is Your #Hashtag180 Plan? What Are Your Next Steps?
**(Later): Resources--Explore SEVERAL Additional Hashtagging Resources In The Presentation Slide Deck

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Kyle Hamstra, Davis Drive Elementary

Twitter: @KyleHamstra. Website: Kyle Hamstra is the husband of @LeannHamstra and the father of #MyalsMoments. Kyle is a STEM Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, North Carolina. After teaching fifth grade math and science for fourteen years, he now serves nearly 1,000 learners weekly. Kyle is a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader and 2017 ISTE Speaker. He’s active as an After School Director, North Carolina Phi Delta Kappa Board Member, Marbles Kids Museum Advisor, and #EdcampWake Organizer. He’s an Ambassador for Flipgrid, Seesaw, Discovery Education, WeatherBug, and TheEduCal. He's the creator of: #Hashtag180, #ArchiveShareTell, #GridPlans, and #GridCulum.

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