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What one person or entity should you follow on twitter if you are an educator?. Tell us why. Yes! absolutely only one!

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Erika Saunders's picture
Erika Saunders
6th-8th Special Ed, LS & Mentally Gifted teacher

[quote]For me it is a personal friend I know face to face as well as online. @Gardenglen. Gardenglen is the hardest working man in the education business. He never seems to sleep. He is a Science Teacher, but don't let that make you hesitate. He sends out information for all content areas.[/quote]

Thanks! I started following him. I'm new to Twitter (still trying to figure out how it will fit into my life) and would LOVE to have more resources. PLEASE let me know good Twitters to follow!

Elana Leoni's picture
Elana Leoni
Edcamper, Former @Edutopia, Founder of Social Media Marketing Consultancy aimed at helping educational orgs.

Here's a list of great PLN builders on twitter to follow made by @bethstill.

@bethstill's description: This is a list of 50 fantastic educators who have been the core of my PLN since my early days on Twitter. These 50 were hand picked because they work in harmony together. Leaving even just one of them off will throw off the balance of this list.

Jill Hobson's picture
Jill Hobson
Director of Instructional Technology, Forsyth County Schools

Here are a few that I follow - both on twitter and blogroll...

Karl Fisch (karlfisch)
Will Richardson (willrich45)
David Warlick (dwarlick)
Kathy Schrock (kathyschrock)
Scott McLeod (scottmcleod)
Leslie Fisher (lesliefisher)
Wesley Fryer (wfryer)
Bernajean Porter (BernajeanPorter)

Jennifer Dorfberger's picture
Jennifer Dorfberger
Educational Technologist for Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County

Beth Kanter @kanter always has wonderful resources for Social Media.

Jennifer Dorfberger's picture
Jennifer Dorfberger
Educational Technologist for Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County

Beth Kanter (kanter) always shares wonderful resources for using Social Media.

Gina Vasquez's picture

I am new to social media and especially new to Twitter, but as a parent, just found this cool page @Ltlgrnmm... tool for kids to learn about business, fundraising, money mgmt, etc. Their company site (I think it's the CEO) has blog- interesting articles so far on youth esteem, education, and interesting points @delvisionaries.

April Chamberlain's picture
April Chamberlain
District Technology Integration Specialist for Trussville City Schools

Sheryl Nussbaum Beach (snbeach) has great resources and conversations.

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Mark Moran
Founder, SweetSearch

This is not unlike asking a baseball manager whether he values his star pitcher, shortstop of home-run hitter the most. Fortunately, he doesn't have to make that choice and neither do we. I've found that building a list of people I follow, and continually culling it, to have been a rewarding experience. The lists that Elena and Jill posted are full of terrific people, many of whom I follow. @web20classroom and the star librarians, such as @joycevalenza @buffyjhamilton @shannonmmiller have provided me with dozens of actionable links. And I welcome all new followers @findingdulcinea where we share the best of the Web for librarians, teachers, students and parents.

Hedi Baxter Lauffer's picture

So hard to choose just one--I have favorites who post "green" education information . . .everything from grant opportunities to great links about successful school projects that can be springboards for ideas. Here is my one: @GreenSchoolsAll
We have science, education and science education lists with many more @fastplants

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