The 5s: Education experts to follow on Twitter
By Alex on December 11th, 2012
As we close out 2012, we’re looking back on the great things in social media and tech that caught our eye this year. We’re calling it The 5s! Today, it’s the 5 education experts to follow on Twitter.
In true Twitter fashion I attempted to write this post in 140 characters or less, but there was way too much to say about these 5 twitter rock stars! So without further ado here are 5 education experts we would recommend you following on Twitter:
@bjnichols Are you an educator who is lacking ideas on how to bring technology into the classroom? Well, look no further. Exploring 21st century learning initiatives and transforming education, Brian J. Nichols shares great content on how educators can integrate technology, such as cell phones, into classroom instruction. Brian also shares must have apps, how-to-videos and teacher-friendly tips on networking through his tweets.
Here are some cool tweets from @bjnichols
@Joy_Resmovits A passionate education reporter, Joy Resmovits shares breaking education stories, great quotes from live education conferences (that she attends frequently), and is not afraid to ask her twitter colleagues their opinions. Joy is a great reliable source for getting breaking education news!
Here are some cool tweets from @Joy_Resmovits
@Joy_Resmovits How does the U.S. rank against Asian countries on math, science and reading tests? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/international-tests-show-_n_2273134.html … #edchat
@Joy_Resmovits Five Unanswered Questions About District Race to the Top http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/12/five_unanswered_questions_abou.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW … via @educationweek
@Ipodsibilities Whether you are an educator, parent or just love your new iPad, Meg Wilson is a great person to follow! Aiming to share the endless possibility of learning with iPods and iPads she tweets a number of great tips, apps, iPad projects and fun snippets about technology for students and educators.
Here are some cool tweets from @iPodsibilities
@iPodsibilities Explain Everything For Connections In Algebra I Lab #iear #mlearning #iPadEd http://ipaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/12/explain-everything-for-connections-in.html …
@LarryFerlazzo From great teaching tools for educators on the Common Core, and interesting info graphics for education enthusiast, Larry Ferlazzo shares a well balanced treasure trove of information for teachers and researchers. Often tweeting free resources for teachers, Larry’s twitter feed is a great outlet to gain new ideas and read articles outside of the typical education mold.
Here are some cool tweets from @Larryferlazzo
@Larryferlazzo New additions to “Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners” http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/08/03/the-best-resources-for-learning-about-common-core-standards-english-language-learners/ …
@Larryferlazzo NEW post ” The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012″ http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/12/11/the-best-web-2-0-applications-for-education-in-2012/ …
@nikhilgoya_l Don’t let his age fool you, at only 17 years old, Nikhil Goyal is said to be leading a Learning Revolution movement to transform the American school system. His tweets prove that he is a thought provoking leader and not afraid to speak his mind. He will, without a doubt, be someone to watch now and in his years to come.
Here are some cool tweets from @nikhilgoya_l
@nikhilgoya_l Just finished writing a 1700 word column on the lessons we can learn from people who did poorly in school. Wow, that was exhilarating!