See: Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: Twitter
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EXCELLENT TWITTER RESOURCE FOR TEACHERS
THIS IS HINT # 96 from their book
#96 Visit Cybrary Man’s Twitter Page Cybrary Man (Jerry Blumengarten, aka @cybraryman1) has created a webpage for almost every topic imaginable. Jerry is a retired educator and a current Twitter rock star who consistently contributes to the educational world by archiving relevant content on his website. Make sure you visit his Twitter page (http://cybraryman.com/twitter.html) to learn how to get started on Twitter and participate in a Twitter chat (http://cybraryman.com/howtochat.html).
NEW TO TWITTER? HERE ARE SOME EDUCATION
SOURCES YOU MAY WANT TO FOLLOW:
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Dr. Anael Alston
Dr. Baron Davis
The EdvocateTodd Finley
Tom Vander Ark
David E Kirkland
SOME OF THE LISTS BELOW REPEAT, BUT GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EACH LEARNING SPEICIALIST'S PHILOSOPHIES OR FOCUS AREA. THES LISTS WERE CURATED BY STEVE WICK ON HIS BLOG POST:
• George Couros @gcouros
“If students leave school less curious than when they started, we have failed them.”
• Matt Miller @jmattmiller
“Don’t just teach a lesson, create an experience.”
• Kasey Bell @ShakeUpLearning
"Cultivating a culture of communication in the classroom creates a foundation for building the other, ‘C’s:’ collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking."
• Alice Keeler @alicekeeler
"The only difference between 'I'm techie' and 'I'm not techie' is the willingness to click on stuff and see what happens."
• Tom Murray @thomascmurray
"Simply digitizing past practice serves little instructional purpose and ultimately leads to low levels of learning."
• Joy Kirr @JoyKirr
"Coloring hair is NOT crazy. It will grow out in no time. Trying new things in the classroom that might benefit our students is NOT crazy. Some people even use the word 'innovative.'"
• Aaron Hogan @aaron_hogan
"Because so much is changing so often, educators have a choice to make: change or be changed. I, for one, prefer to take an active role (as much as is possible) in that process."
• Richard Byrne @rmbyrne
"With a few keystrokes and a click, students can discover new information and challenge more old information."
• Andy Fekete @FeketeEDU
"We have found great value in student perspective on redesign."
• Dave Burgess @burgessdave
“It’s not supposed to be easy—it’s supposed to be worth it.”
• Josh Harris @EdTechSpec
"In education, no one’s crater is deeper than the classroom teacher’s crater. Their impact is profound and personal."
• Katie Siemer @Katie_M_Ritter
"As tech coaches and integration specialists, it is our responsibility to act as change agents in schools and to bring teachers along on that journey with us."
• Carrie Baughcum @HeckAwesome
"Your skills and your style are your skills and your style, own them. Be proud of them."
• Dr Justin Tarte @justintarte
"When the student becomes the teacher, there are no limits to what s(he) can learn ..."
• Coach Ben @cogswell_ben
"Curiosity is a great driver. I try to build some up providing interesting content with guiding questions."
• Jen Giffen @VirtualGiff
"The passion for learning fades because we choose the curriculum content over passion."
• Adam Welcome @awelcome
"Talk and talk and talk and talk - and build the relationships, there is no other way!"
• Will Richardson @willrich45
“Teaching is learning, and learning is the teaching.”
• Tom Whitby @tomwhitby
"Teaching kids HOW to learn becomes more important than teaching them WHAT to learn when the goal is life long learning."
• Eric Curts @ericcurts
"During any professional development training it is important to break things up, add some variety, and most importantly have some fun and laugh."
• Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger
“I don't find the time to learn and get better. I make the time to learn and get better.”
• Joe Sanfelippo @Joesanfelippofc
"Bad professional development initiatives are tied to a leader. When they leave, so does the momentum. Good professional development is participant driven and owned."
• Trevor MacKenzie @trev_mackenzie
"Content isn't the starting point of inquiry, the question is."
• Jaime Casap @jcasap
“Don't ask kids what they want to be when they grow up but what problems do they want to solve. This changes the conversation from who do I want to work for, to what do I need to learn to be able to do that.”
• Jeffrey Bradbury @TeacherCast
"I don’t believe in children. I also don’t believe in adults. What I do believe is that we are all amazing human beings and have the power of doing great things."
1. Jennifer Carey – @TeacherJenCarey
Sharing the latest news with links and shares, Jen Carey’s Twitter feed has a great mix of original thought and curated content. Carey, a director of educational technology for the Ransom Everglades School in Florida, is particularly connected to tech news in education. She has certifications from Apple and Google as well. Educators who love checking their Twitter feed between classes will enjoy Carey’s equally tech-savvy teaching takes.
2. Dan Brown – @DanBrownTeacher
Teacher and author Dan Brown brings his Twitter followers into the top teaching conferences and events as well as retweeting news educators would be interested in. The Washington, D.C., teacher and author of “The Great Expectations School” is as likely to share his own stories written for outlets such as Education Week, the Boston Globe, and Huffington Post as he is to quote Latin or interact with followers.
3. Arne Duncan – @arneduncan
Former secretary of education under President Barack Obama and AFT union president, Arne Duncan is well known in education circles. His tweets have a heavy tilt toward the political and are perfect for those passionate about policy who want to see how Washington will affect their classrooms. Duncan, who was the head of the Chicago Public Schools for years, isn’t just a famous face either; he tweets a lot and has plenty to say.
4. Randi Weingarten – @rweingarten
President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten is a frequent Twitter user. Based in Washington, D.C., Weingarten tweets out about education news and policy with praise and criticism. She also advocates for many other public institutions and civic issues. Teachers, activists, and political junkies need to follow Weingarten.
5. Jose Vilson – @TheJLV
Author of “This is Not a Test,” Jose Vilson is an active math teacher in New York City and a critic of standardized testing. Vilson, who writes for Progressive Magazine, Edutopia, and numerous other sources including The New York Times, tweets about education news as much as his own experience teaching in Washington Heights. Vilson is both active and interactive on his Twitter feed.
6. Vicki Davis – @rcoolcatteacher
Looking for a fund discussion topic? A creative lesson plan? Something to relate biology to the news today? Vicki Davis’ Twitter feed has it all. The Georgia teacher, blogger, and video host has plenty of great ideas for educators on her Twitter feed and her blog.
7. Justin Tarte – @justintarte
From inspirational quotes to professional development advice, Dr. Justin Tarte’s twitter feed focuses on the professional side of teaching. A Missouri education administrator, Tarte shares news, tips, and advice dozens of times a day. This Twitter feed is a great way for teachers to connect with the rest of the community.
8. Will Richardson – @willrich45
Author, blogger, and former teacher Will Richardson tweets regularly on technology in the classroom and ways to transform education. With his takes on topical issues, news articles, and highlights of classrooms around the U.S., @willrich45 is a great follow for teachers who are constantly on the cutting edge. The blogger doesn’t just highlight new tech in schools, he is also critical of ineffective education techniques and programs.
9. Eric Sheninger – @E_sheninger
Eric Sheninger is an award-winning principal and educational leader. He tweets about current events and often links to his own blog for more in-depth comments. Educators will find inspiration, news, and leadership advice from Sheninger’s feed.
10. S. Dallas Dance – @DDAnce_BCPS
Filled with inspirational quotes and local Baltimore news, S. Dallas Dance is an outspoken superintendent of the Baltimore school system. Sharing news and upcoming events, Dance uses Twitter to communicate to the Baltimore and larger educational community.
11. Fran Simon – @FSSimon
Washington, D.C.-based Fran Simon specializes in engagement and technology. Educators who follow her on Twitter can see her opinions on the day’s news and access webinars on a wide range of educational topics. Simon is a great follow for teachers looking to become leaders and administrators.
12. Jason Glass – @COJasonGlass
Jason Glass, the Superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado, frequently tweets about the people and news in his community. It’s a fun follow for teachers who want to keep up with a different school system than their own or who want a model of great social media presence. Glass also has plenty of shares and comments on education news and trends.
13. David Haglund – @hagdogusc
David Haglund is a supporter of personalized learning and tweets about a wide range of teaching techniques and trends as well as education technology. Haglund, who is the deputy superintendent of Santa Ana United Schools in southern California, also tweets links to his own blog frequently for deep dives.
14. Tommy Chang – @SuptChang
Boston Public Schools superintendent Tommy Chang tweets about a variety of local, state, and national education news. His feed highlights many success and feature stories in Boston and beyond.
15. John Hardison – @JohnHardison1
John Hardison, a Georgia High School Language Arts teacher, tweets about teaching techniques and interactive learning. With shares of his own blog and many other publications, followers get a good dose of Hardison’s own insight and content every teacher should read.
1. On PoetryMary tweets about everything from poetry to science @maryleehahn.
2. On Diversity Dena shares her research on bullying and diversity @DenaSimmons.
3. On Math :Nanette loves learning about learning, tweeting @math_m_addicts.
4. On Using Every Teaching Moment: Tara doesn’t waste a minute of learning time, tweeting @tara_smith5.
5. On Rapping: Dwayne loves turning learning into rapping, tweeting @TeachMrReed.
6.On STEM: Ms. Kirksey loves her science, tweeting @msKirksey4.
7. On Showcasing Students: Suzie and Justin team up to help kids shine @2TLMShine.
8. On EFL: Gisele loves making and hacking life, tweeting @feedtheteacher.
9. On Loving Teaching: Chris’ enthusiasm for school and his students is contagious @ChrisPombonyo.
10. On Building Relationships: Julieanne knows the power of every child’s story and shares @jarhartz.
11. On Innovation: Paula is a fourth grade teacher who is inspired by innovative thinking, tweeting @plnaugle.
12. On Words: Travis tweets about the power of words @teachermantrav.
13. On Being a New Teacher: Jordan may be new to teaching, but he’s a powerhouse, tweeting @JordanPotrzeba.
14. On STEAM:Steele is a first grade teacher who shares his ideas @_steeleJackson_.
15. On Global Reading: Pernille is a fanatic about getting books in the hands of readers, @pernilleripp
16. On Science: Ciji brings science to a new level in her classroom, tweeting @ciji_thurman.
17. On Books: Michele is a literacy specialist, tweeting @knott_michele.
18. On Third Grade: Kathleen is a third grade teacher who loves writing and talks about it @mrssokolowski.
19. On Digital Innovation: Bonnie mixes technology with kindergarteners every day, tweeting @BMcClelland24.
20. On NerdCampLI: Kristen teaches fifth grade ELA and social studies, tweeting @kpteach5.
21. On Mentor Texts : is a teacher and a writer who shares how mentor texts change learning @mentortexts.
22. On Sixth Grade : Leigh Anne is obsessed with improving literacy in her classroom, tweeting @Teachr4.
23. On Questions: Jenn fosters questioning @hayhurst3.
24. On Giftedness: Holly tirelessly advocates for gifted students @MuellerHolly.
25. On 21st Century Learning: Scott is the co-founder of March Book Madness and tweets about related topics @escott818.
26. On Reading: Amy shares about her experience as a reading specialist @iRuniRead.
27. On Writing: Jennifer is a teacher on a mission to make every child a writer, tweeting @laffinteach.
28. On Loving Books: Carrie is the kind of teacher you want for your children, tweeting @carriegelson.
29. On Fifth Grade: Jess isn’t afraid to share what it really means to be an intentional teacher @jess5th.
30. On Ed Collaboration: Heather shares everything she learns @heatherrocco.
31. On Literacy: Fran shares ways teachers can engage students through literacy and technology @franmveigh.
32. On Kid Blogging: Margaret loves watching her gifted kids discover their passions, tweeting @MargaretGSimon.
33. On Curriculum: Wade takes pride in helping students challenge themselves to success, tweeting @wadeking7.
34. On Writing Together: Michelle is a teacher who always puts her kids first, tweeting @Mhaseltine.
35. On History: Stacy tweets about history, tech, and innovation, tweeting @stacyyung.
1. William Chamberlain, @wmchamberlain, is a junior high social studies teacher at Noel Elementary and an adjunct professor at Crowder College. Chamberlain created #Comments4Kids, a way for students and teachers to comment on, and receive comments on, social media posts.
2. Krissy Venosdale, @krissyvenosdale, is currently the Innovation Coordinator at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas. Venosdale supports teachers and troubleshoots technology, creating, making, and teaching.
3. Nancy Blair, @blairteach, is a middle school principal, #edchat co-moderator, and Edchat Radio co-host.
4. Dr. Justin Tarte, @justintarte, is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Learning Services in the Union R-XI School District in Missouri. He is passionate about integrating technology and social media into the educational setting while increasing collaboration and transparency. His other interests include STEM and STEAM, problem-based learning, and #futureready schools.
5. Will Richardson, @willrich45, focuses on modern learning and schooling, including what constitutes an education now that school is everywhere. His interests include the role of school in a child’s life, the role of teachers, and the new skills, literacies, and dispositions that are required to succeed in the networked, connected world of learning that students will inherit.
6. S. Dallas Dance, @DDance_BCPS, is the superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. Dance created a 5-year Blueprint strategy to bring a digital conversion to the district and is a champion of digital equity and learning.
7. Tom Murray, @thomascmurray, is the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, an Alliance for Excellent Education project. Murray has worked tirelessly with government officials, policymakers, departments of education, and districts to implement student-centered, personalized learning.
8. Michael B. Horn, @michaelbhorn, is co-founder of The Clayton Christensen Institute and is the principal consultant for @EntangledSOL. He is a speaker and writer who focuses on the future of education.
9. Jessica Johnson, @PrincipalJ, is the 2014 Wisconsin Elementary Principal of the Year, #educoach chat co-moderator, #PrincipalPLN Co-Host, and is co-author of Breaking Out of Isolation.
10. Crista Anderson, @cristama, is an instructional leader, coach and innovator, and co-founded #MTedchat. Anderson’s interests include infusing instructional technology throughout instruction, connecting and collaborating, culturally responsive instruction, and communications.
11. Scott A. Newcomb, @SNewco, is author of The Mobile Native. He is an educator and an adjunct professor, a @Dell Mobile Learning Thought Leader and a @PBS Digital Innovator.
12. Shawn McCusker, @ShawnMcCusker, is creator of the #1to1techat. He also is a teacher, an #EdCampChicago organizer, and an EdTechTeacher Instructor.
13. Kasey Bell, @ShakeUpLearning, is a digital learning consultant. Bell’s website and blog, ShakeUpLearning, help educators access digital resources and technology integration tips.
14. Jessica Raleigh, @TyrnaD, is an education consultant who focuses on blended and personalized learning, design thinking and innovation, and social media for educators. She is a Personalized Professional Learning Program Manager for Denver Public Schools and is organizer of the #BFC530 education chat.
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