Following educators on Twitter will help you to keep up-to-date on the latest advice and research in education, as well as find and share resources, and be part of a passionate, international community of professionals.
If you’re not sure where to get started, here’s 15 educators and #edtech accounts we recommend following this year and beyond (list in no particular order):
1. @russell1955 (Russell Stannard)
Winner of the British Council Technology Award 2010, Russell runs teachertrainingvideos.com and tweets about using technology in education.
2. @hannahtyreman (Hannah Tyreman)
Hannah reflects and writes about her experiences as an English teacher in Post 16 education, CPD leadership and her current role as Online Learning Specialist at the Chartered College of Teaching.
3. @GrahamBM (Graham Brown-Martin)
Graham is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers, a global think tank that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to share provocative and challenging ideas about the future of learning.
Mary spends time in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. She is working with senior leaders on the link between educational values and high standards.
Doug is the author of the international bestseller Teach Like a Champion. He is the coauthor with TLAC team colleagues of Practice Perfect, Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction. In addition to his work studying teachers he is the front man in the nation’s foremost Kenny G cover band. His favorite words are "Huzzah" and "Yam". He is also founder of @UncommonSchools.
6. @alicekeeler (Alice Keeler)
Alice is a Google certified teacher and author of '50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom'. She tweets regularly about #EdTech.
Jim is the Chief Education and External Officer at TES, visiting professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education and a member of the House of Lords. He shares his thoughts about teaching, learning and education.
8. @KLMorgan_2 (Kathryn Morgan)
Kathryn is the Director of Professional Development and Research-Based Learning at the Prince Albert Community Trust in Birmingham. She’s part of the #SLTchat team, as well as the UKEd_WMids account. She believes that the quality of a school can only truly be measured by the effectiveness of its teachers
9. @DrSamSims (Sam Sims)
Sam Sims is a quantitative education researcher, interested in teachers’ and education policy. He works at the Centre for Education Improvement Science at the UCL Institute of Education and as a researcher at Education Datalab.
10. @OhLottie (Claire Lotriet)
Claire is an assistant headteacher, author and EdTech columnist for the @TES. She is a an Naace award winner and Google certified teacher.
As the CEO and founder of @TeacherDevTrust, and Chair of @educationgovuk CPD Group, David is an inspiring man. He’s also the founder of @OutTeacher (check out his great TEDx talk here). As well as an author and former maths and physics teacher.
12. @ICTEvangelist (Mark Anderson)
Mark has been an assistant headteacher, head of faculty, head of department, teacher and governor. Now he is an award-winning educator, speaker, consultant, blogger and author.
13. @MatthewAKraft (Matthew A. Kraft)
He is Associate Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University. The former high school teacher went on to write the research paper ‘The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement’ alongside Harvard colleague David Blazaar.
14. @AdvocateforEd (The Edvocate)
The Edvocate is an online magazine devoted to fighting for education equity, reform and innovation, including the use of technology in education. Check out: theedadvocate.org
15. @web20classroom (Steven Anderson)
Steven has been named one of the top 50 innovators in education and is a keen educator, speaker, blogger, author and learning evangelist.