Twitter, undoubtedly today is the most popular social networking platform and has become a valuable tool for education. This micro-blogging platform enables us to create and participate in meaningful conversations concerning education, technology, and society.
Twitter has played a growing role in technology within the classroom and in promoting education technology to the world.
There are a number of Twitter users who are worth following for anyone who wants to be up to date with or wants to learn more about the ever growing world of education technology. Here’s a list of the EdTech Twitter accounts that you can’t afford to miss:
Eric Sheninger – @NMHS_Principal
Eric Sheninger, the Principal of New Milford High School, NJ is the NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, an Author and a Speaker. His tweets provide consistently new and exciting education technology ideas and resources and are frequently trail-blazers in the online community.
Richard Byrne – @rmbyrne
Richard is a speaker, writer and a Goggle certified teacher who brings you the best of the Web for education technology. He posts several tweets every day that redirect you to some of the best articles and new resources for EdTech on the internet.
Shelly S Terrell – @ShellTerrell
Shelly is the 30 Goals Challenge author, teacher trainer, #Edchat founder and the host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars. She is among the very top educators on Twitter and tweets about fantastic new resources for bringing technology into the classroom.
Edutopia – @edutopia
Edutopia tweets about new and innovative education ideas that really work. Its tweets provide important and exciting new avenues for information technology, and also research and observations about what is and isn’t working in real schools.
Audrey Watters – @audreywatters
Audrey is an education writer who writes about education technology, open education and academia in modern society. She links her tweets with her Hack Education blog, and also interacts on a more personal level on Twitter from time to time.
Inside Higher Ed – @insidehighered
Its tweets provide insights on the latest trends and news concerning technology in higher education. It also discusses things like MIT open courseware, Khan Academy, the Kindle Fire, and how these and many other technological innovations impact the world of education and academia.
Wired Campus – @wiredcampus
It provides the latest news on technology and education, from the @Chronicle of Higher Education. While it has a focus on higher Ed, much of what they cover offers insights and technological information relevant to K-12.
Steven W. Anderson – @web20classroom
Steven is an educator, speaker, blogger, #Edchat Co-Creator, #140Conf Character, Edublogs Twitterer Of The Year, ASCD Emerging Leader and amongst the top 50 Innovators in Education. Following him is a sure way to ensure you will receive all the very latest news and updates on EdTech.
Jerry Blumengarten – @cybraryman1
Jerry is an educator, speaker, writer and #edchat moderator who through his tweets catalogs the internet for students, educators and parents.
Edudemic – @edudemic
Edudemic is a dedicated community of educators and technologists looking to enhance learning. Its tweets provide a way to connect teachers, administrators, students, and just about everyone else with the best technology on the planet.
Steve Wheeler – @timbuckteeth
Steve is a Web 2.0 researcher, author of The Digital Classroom, Associate Professor of learning technology, international speaker and a disruptive activist. His tweets basically focus on social media and mobile technologies in education.