15 education leaders to follow on Twitter

One of the fastest ways to get breaking news, and one of the best platforms for instant networking, is Twitter.  Twitter is replete with people who love to discuss education, technology, and current events.

From education experts to ed-tech industry leaders, and from teachers to those with simply a passion for education, these 15 education Tweeters are worth a  follow!

Know of any education Tweeters you’d like to see on the list? Be sure to leave your suggestion in the comment section below.

(Next page: Some of the top Tweeters)

[Listed alphabetically by first name]

1. Ann K. Fuerst, Ph.D @UpSearchLearn: Fuerst provides news to help leaders with LMS comparison and online courses.

2. Audrey Watters @audreywatters: Watters is an education writer, recovering academic, serial dropout, tattooed beer snob, and “part-time badass.”

3. Christopher Dawson @mrdatahs: Dawson is a dad, husband, educator, writer, and geek (roughly in that order).

4. Christopher Pappas @cpappas: Pappas is a leading source for professionals involved in the eLearning industry.

5. David Weinberger @dweinberger: Weinberger writes mainly about the effect of tech on our ideas.

6. Greg Limperis @GregLimperis: Limperis is an award-winning global ed-tech leader with almost 20 years of educational experience seeking to change education through the use of technology.

7. Greg Toppo @gtoppo: Toppo is USA Today’s national K-12 education and demographics writer. He’s interested in technology and how video games are changing school.

8. Jason Elsom @jasonelsom: Elsom  finds himself working with ‘a dragon’; with a number of colleges and schools on tech strategies; on a social enterprise plus education charity; and is a former SLT and current optimist.

9. Kathy Schrock @kathyschrock: Schrock is an educational technologist, DEN star and guru, Adobe ed leader, and Google certified teacher.

10. Lucy Gray @elemenous: Gray is an Apple Distinguished Educator, education technology and social media consultant, and co-founder of the Global Education Conference.

11. RJ Jacquez @rjacquez: Jacquez is and mLearning and eLearning analyst, consultant and speaker. He also blogs about the mobile learning revolution, and is a former Adobe evangelist.

12. Scott McLeod @mcleod: McLeod is a director of innovation,  CASTLE founder, blogger, idea generator, solution builder, agitator, and catalyst.

13. Steve Wick @nvwick: Wick is an educator and lifelong learner. He is a high school technology coordinator and science teacher interested in ed-tech, student-centered classrooms, and digital PLN’s.

14. Steven W. Anderson @web20classroom: Anderson is an educator, speaker, blogger, edchat co-creator, 140Conf character, Edublogs ‘Twitterer Of The Year,’ an ASCD Emerging Leader, and one of the ‘Top 50 Innovators in Education.’

15. Tom Whitby @tomwhitby: Whitby is the SmartBlog on Edu Editor, a retired professor of education, and founder of Edchat, The EDU PLN, and Edchat Radio. His blog, My Island View, can be found here: http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com

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