Many ed-tech Twitter accounts provide innovative perspectives on educational issues

twitter-innovativeSocial media is fast becoming a great way for innovative educators to build professional learning networks, stay in touch, trade best practices, and more.

Twitter is perhaps one of the most connected social networks available to educators. Weekly Twitter chats help keep educators aware of educational technology developments, practices, and policies, and conversations often take on a life of their own, and the results are motivational and actionable.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most engaging and innovative Twitter accounts that you might not follow. This is just a small sampling of the vast number of people who inspire us on Twitter. What are some of your favorite Twitter accounts? Let us know in the comments section below.

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These accounts appear in no particular order and feature each account holder’s name, Twitter handle, and bio. Scroll all the way down for a bonus Twitter account you might want to follow.

1. Shelly S. Terrell
@ShellTerrell
The 30 Goals Challenge author, teacher trainer, #Edchat founder, Host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars, proud mama of Rosco the Pug

2. Eric Sheninger
@NMHS_Principal
Principal of New Milford HS (NJ): NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, Author, Speaker

3. Tom Whitby
@tomwhitby
SmartBlog on Edu Editor, Prof of Edu (Ret). Founder: #Edchat,The EDU PLN,Edchat Radio Linkedin Tech-Using Profs et al.BLOG: My Island View http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com

4. EdTechTeacher
@EdTechTeacher21
At EdTechTeacher, we help teachers and schools use technology to transform teaching and learning.

5. Alice Keeler
@alicekeeler
Kids are not failures. Google Certified Teacher, NMCk12 Ambassador, MS EdTech, adjunct prof CSUFresno, gamification, innovation, super nerd #coffeecue #profchat

6. Brad Waid
@Techbradwaid
Teacher, Entrepreneur, Co-founder ARDetroit, Co-Host 2 Guys Show NSBA 20 to Watch Inspiring Edchange through Edtech & Augmented Reality http://Best-Keynote.com

7. Drew Minock
@TechMinock
4D Education Evangelist @DAQRI, Educator, Co-Founder of AR Detroit & #2GuysShow on EdReach Google Glass Explorer!

8. Patrick Larkin
@patrickmlarkin
Asst. Supt. for @BurlMASchools NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Passionate about creating a more relevant education for our students.

9. John White
@RuralED
News and resources for rural America. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. Opinions = My Own.

10. Digital Promise
@DigitalPromise
A new national center founded to spur breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn.

11. OECD Education
@OECD_Edu
OECD work on education and skills provides policymakers with the information they need to improve the quality of education worldwide.

12. Nat’l Math + Science
@NMSI
NMSI is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting more American students college-ready and prepared for the jobs of the future.

13. The Hechinger Report
@hechingerreport
Informing the public about education through quality journalism @s_garl @sarahbutro @jonmarcusboston @jackiemader @kayanneskinner @mackisms

14. John Harrington
@JDHarrington
#EdTech funding expert | Passion for serving & #leadership | CEO @FFL | Board @GreatExpOrg | Follow @FFL for more about #eRate

15. AIR Education
@Education_AIR
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides high-quality, reliable data and research about education, assessment and more.

Bonus:
Ron Swanson
@RonUSwanson
You either like bacon or you’re wrong. — Ron Swanson #ParksandRec #rp RonUSwanson@yahoo.com