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Educators are using social media to connect with colleagues and parents, gain knowledge in key areas, and collaborate with educators locally and worldwide. Teachers are also experimenting with tools like Twitter and Facebook to build and expand a professional presence, enhance student engagement and stay connected to what’s going on in today’s classrooms.

Educators on Twitter

Twitter logoUse twitter to collaborate with colleagues, learn something new and enhance your ed-tech skills and tool kit. Here are a few top education “tweeters” with vast knowledge and valuable educational experience. Access or sign up for twitter:

  • @bhsprincipal
    Expand you knowledge with insights from a high school principal who tweets about 21st century learning, social media in schools, effective leadership and general education.

  • @coolcatteacher
    Connect to this “best teacher blog” award winner to learn about cool web tools, useful ed-tech tips and innovative ways to enhance 21st century skills.

  • @Edutopia
    Learn about a wide range of inspiring topics in education and what works in education.

  • @kylepace
    Gain insight from an instructional technology specialist and Google Certified Teacher. Learn about education, technology, tech tools and strategies to engage today’s students.

  • @Thinkportmpt
    Follow Thinkport’s twitter page for quality PreK-12 resources, ed-tech tools and updates.

  • @Larryferlazzo
    Follow an award-winning blogger and inner city high school teacher for top web resources and current trends and news in education.

  • @shannonmmiller
    Tune into this well-regarded district teacher librarian, award-winner and tech specialist who specializes in education, technology, Web 2.0, change and advocacy.

  • @web20classroom
    Get to know this innovative and influential ed-tech expert, speaker and award-winner.

Education Facebook Pages

facebook logoFacebook provides a great way to stay connected to leading education organizations and get the latest news and information about today’s most pressing topics, ideas and classroom resources.

  • Education Week
    Learn from reporters, researchers, and bloggers covering local, state, and national education news and issues from preschool through the high school transition to college and career.

  • Edutopia
    Read about the creative uses of technology in teaching and learning from Edutopia.

  • Free Technology For Teachers
    Explore the Facebook page for Richard Byrne ’s popular web site and blog. He provides fresh, new information about free instructional technology resources for the classroom.

  • ISTE
    ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education.

  • National Education Association
    NEA represents 3.2 million members committed to ensuring a great public education for all students. Engage in discussions on how to work together to improve public education.

  • PBS Teachers
    Lean about multimedia resources and professional development for America's Prek-12 educators.

  • Thinkport
    Follow Thinkport to learn about outstanding Prek-12 curricular resources and interactives, new projects, and valuable professional development opportunities.



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