English Australia Journal : English Australia Journal 28.1
Volume 28 No 1 56 English Australia Journal A reading resource Many teachers use Twitter as a way to get ‘recommended reading’ – the latest and best blog posts, tech tools and articles, as well as news and updates on events in their sector. Twitter even makes it possible to follow live conference presentations, thanks to ‘live- tweeting’ audience members. To start accessing this information, use the Twitter search bar. If you search a term such as ‘ELT’, you will see plenty of relevant tweets – but also plenty of irrelevant ones. A more effective way to search is to add the hash sign (#) first, i.e., ‘#ELT’. You will now see only Tweets that people have specifically labelled as relevant to that term. This is known as a hashtag; people add to them to their Tweets to categorise and share relevant information more easily. Common industry hashtags include #ESL, #edtech, #IELTS and many more (see Chiew Pang’s Unofficial Index to Educational Twitter Hashtags, http:// goo.gl/8IOag, for a comprehensive list). To save particular Tweets for later reading or reference, click on Favorite. This adds the Tweet to your Favorite list (accessible via your profile page). Enter search term here. Use a hashtag, e.g . #ELT, for more focused results. Click here to add this Tweet to your Favorite list and return to it later. Click here to access your Favorite list.
English Australia Journal 27.2
English Australia Journal 28.2