The Edvocate’s List of 20 Must-Follow K-12 Teacher Twitter Feeds
To say that teachers are busy would be an understatement!
Besides the act of teaching, you spend hours every day and on the weekend on lesson planning and grading.
But it’s also important for teachers to keep learning, and the best way to do that is from other teachers.
Thanks to modern technology, it’s now easy to connect with inspirational teachers and to learn from them.
We’ve curated this list of educational Twitter feeds to help you stay up-to-date on new technology, burgeoning trends, and or even just a daily dose of motivation.
We have considered the following qualities in compiling this list.
- Relevance: Solid and/or inspirational information about teaching grades K-12.
- Activity/Following: The feed consists of regular tweets about education and has acquired a strong following.
Why? Educator and speaker Steve Anderson intersperses articles about reading strategies and preparing leaders with inspirational quotes and the reminder to “Be awesome today.”
“7 Storytelling Apps for iPads” (https://t.co/6smIURYl40) @web20classroom
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, definitely.
Why? Mashable’s top teacher on Twitter, Vicki Davis regularly posts resources and encouragement.
“The Latest Cool Cat Teacher Daily Tweetpaper: the Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet” (https://t.co/Hom5r12cgK) @coolcatteacher
Is her Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, with some insights about the world around us.
Why? The Twitter account of the US Department of Education shares new programs and resources.
“Future Ready: Technology Parent Partnership” (https://t.co/DbFUQERVwh) @OfficeofEdTech
Is their Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, with a bit of preschool and higher ed thrown in for good measure
Why? Byrne posts on diverse and intriguing topics like collective brainstorming and engaging ways to teach kids yoga.
“10 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks” (https://t.co/fwcXuuIPYc) @rmbyrn
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, it is.
Why? He offers a global perspective on emerging technology trends
“Face-recognition enabled entrance demo!” (https://t.co/UUZmuvWYcK) @AndrewYNg
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, in addition to changing technology in the business world.
Why? Her tweets are full of fun ideas, inspiring challenges, and technology tips.
“The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers!” (https://t.co/xlVJPThLdA) @ShellTerrell
Is her Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes.
Why? Discussion and chats about issues impacting education.
“4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand” (https://t.co/9ny88AnidQ) @TomWhitby
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes.
Why? Practical how-to articles are interspersed with tweets on more abstract topics, such as diversity and personalized learning.
“How Schools Are Quickly Upgrading Broadband Capacity” (http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/01/20/broadband-access-progress/) @eschoolnews
Is their Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, it is.
Why? Intriguing perspectives on technology and our relationship with it.
““The smartphone [is] a machine almost perfectly designed to turn its owner into a compulsive.” (https://t.co/IuPf0tKTyd) @WillRich45
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, along with observations about technology’s impact on the wider culture.
Why? A wealth of inspirational education quotes, as well as snapshots of his innovative work in schools.
“You weren’t hired to maintain the status quo. You were hired to make a difference.” (https://twitter.com/justintarte) @JustinTarte
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Definitely.
Why? This tech coach offers perspectives on new trends, conferences, and collaboration
“Google unveils two new education-focused Chromebooks” (https://t.co/KbL9IScE9c) @kylepace
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, with a focus on educating educators.
Why? This veteran high school teacher shares insights about education as well as the latest news in technology.
“Microsoft launches Intune for Education to counter Google’s Chromebooks in schools) (https://t.co/tlKSoTAGxX) @Larryferlazzo
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, as well as the many things that impact it.
Why? The founder and president of the Udacity professional development website, he tweets about relevant coursework and offers insights about the changing world of technology.
“The Udacity class who will bring machines to life” (http://t.co/n9whxmjusz) @SebastianThrun
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? No, but it is full of information that will help K-12 teachers become more knowledgeable about technology.
Why? Tom is an advocate for education innovation and provides info on the freshest resources available to teachers.
“8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve” (https://t.co/5fqaUFJeb6) @tvanderark
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, with a few digressions relating to the worlds of science and business.
Why? This international speaker/educator shares perspectives on education, technology, and culture.
“Maslow, technology, and learning” (https://t.co/vgXZPPgsgp) @timbuckteeth
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes, with occasional observations of culture and life in general.
Why? This 37-year educator and technologist tweets about his creative use of technology to enhance day-to-day life.
“Self-driving buses are now on the road in Helsinki” (https://twitter.com/dwarlick/status/771384877006655488) @dwarlick
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? No, but his perspective on the integration of technology in many aspects of life will get you thinking about fresh ideas for your classroom.
Why? You can trust this technology innovator to deliver the freshest insights into apps and tools that can help you prepare learners for tomorrow.
“These 8 Startups Are Revolutionizing Educational Technology for All Ages” (https://twitter.com/michaelchasen/status/629684451371577345) @michaelchasen
Is his Twitter feed all about K-12 education? No, but you can find many great tools to enhance the classroom experience.
Why? Opportunities to collaborate around issues like flipped classrooms and ways to use technology to inspire reading and writing.
“Innovating #lessonobservation and teacher development” (https://t.co/WtkG4293Oc) @InnovateMySchl
Is their Twitter feed all about K-12 education? Yes.
Why? This edtech developer and educator tweets about “Education 3.0” and all the great apps and tools that are available.
“5 Emoji Learning Activities with Google Docs” (https://t.co/Hgh2ezX6DN) @kevin_corbett
Why? This edutech consultant has creative solutions for integrating technology into everything from nurturing introverts to recruiting parent volunteers.
“The social power of a student with a Post-It” (https://twitter.com/TheSteveWoods/status/809243249051246592) @TheSteveWoods
So go ahead and choose some education leaders to follow so you can begin collaborating and acquiring new skills every day. A teacher must be a learner first.
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I appreciate the insights on the topic.Twitter has a huge audience and with the utilization of such a social platform communication has been made quite easy.Efficiency is the best word I can use.I enjoyed every bit of the article.
Twitter is a phenomenon.Tweets go viral within very short time and the advantage about it is that it can attract a huge crowd of the audience within a very short time.Using twitter as a communication tool in studying is a noble idea.
Thanks Mathew for the great piece of information.
@edu_match or #edumatch is a must follow, along with it’s founder Sarah Thomas @sarahdeetechur!
A good list indeed! Many of which I already follow. It is interesting that 15 men were named to follow and only 2 woman, especially since education is one field that is dominated by women.
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