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10 Reasons Why You Should Hashtag Your Learning

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Participate and share : Poster

Friday, December 4, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Kyle Hamstra  
What if you could leverage your social media platforms as tools to improve teaching and learning? When you hashtag your learning, you create a meaningful archive that's easily searchable, you share your learning with networks and you tell your story to the world.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
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: *Twitter/Instagram
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

*Purpose: Participants will know and be able to do the #Hashtag180 process on-the-spot! Participants will capture, hashtag, and post content on-the-spot, realizing the power of #Hashtag180.
*As a facilitator and co-learner, I will demonstrate the #Hashtag180 process. I will help participants walk through the hashtags and social media features and navigation.
*Model: I will have several examples of hashtagged resources on full display. I will have iPads available to participants.
*Plan: Participants will walk up to the booth. They will quickly see and learn the #Hashtag180 process. In one minute or less, they will hashtag their learning.
*Evidence of Success: Participants will complete the #Hashtag180 process on-the-spot. In the long-term, they will walk away with links to more #Hashtag180 resources. Participants will devise a plan for facilitating the #Hashtag180 process in their campus or learning spaces.

Supporting research

*#Hashtag180 Central:
*Twitter-Search: "#Hasthag180"

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Kyle Hamstra, West Lake Middle School

Kyle Hamstra is honored to be the husband of Leann and the father of their three-year-old son, Myals. At Davis Drive Elementary School in Cary, NC, Kyle has served in several leadership roles, including as a fifth grade teacher for 14 years, a STEM Specialist for 5 years, and an After School Director for nearly two decades. Recently, Kyle earned his MSA from East Carolina University. Kyle remains active as an ASCD Emerging Leader, Marbles Kids Museum Advisor, edtech enthusiast, presenter, and aspiring administrator and author. Kyle loves learning from his PLN. Connect with Kyle on Twitter @KyleHamstra.

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