Our Instructional Best Practices page on enhancing your course with media covers many reasons why it’s important to include media in your course, but sometimes it can be a challenge to find subject area specific content. Today’s post is a very brief tip that can help – you can use a hashtag search on Twitter to find subject area specific content.
Do a hashtag search on Twitter
- Start a Twitter account and log in. You’ll need a Twitter account to do this search, but you won’t ever need to post on Twitter, you just need to access the service.
- Use the Search box in the upper right hand corner of the Twitter interface to search for #YouTube, and add a second hashtag for your specific subject area term, such as #economics or #biology.
- Review the results list for content posted on YouTube specific to your subject area.
In doing this search for #YouTube and #Biology for example, I found this tweet:
Which led me to this list of excellent content possibilities, pre-vetted by a fellow educator willing to publicly post them.