I am a teacher, parent, and founder of My Town Tutors. I have been using twitter for several months, and have discovered how incredibly useful it can be for educators. Whether you are new to twitter or extremely experienced, here are five great twitter accounts for teachers and educators to follow.
For each account we have included the twitter name, the twitter profile, twitter followers, twitter grade, and a few comments from us. We hope you find them helpful and would love your feedback.
1. @NEAToday – “The National Education Association’s official publication, committed to a great public education for all students. Get free resources, news & more! Washington DC · http://www.nea.org/neatoday ” (54,900+ followers, 100/100 twitter grader)
As an NEA member, I can tell you this publication is AWESOME! It provides so many great resources for teachers, updates on current issues, and inspirational stories of NEA members. The NEA works so hard for education and teachers. (We numbered our list based on followers, but as an NEA member I am proud it is at the top!)
2. @AngelaMaiers “I believe these 2 words can change the world – #YouMatter – I’m an Educator, Author, Speaker passionate about literacy, learning, and power of social media. Iowa · http://www.AngelaMaiers.com“ (53,200+ followers 100/100 twitter grader)
Angela is an incredible educator who is always willing to reach out to others. Simply visit her website and you can see the kind of impact she is having on American education. Her blog is extremely popular and worth adding to your reading list.
3. @coolcatteacher “Best teacher blog award winner, co-founder- Flat Classroom Projects, Conference, Digiteen, NetGenEd, known as the Wikinator by my students, author Camilla, Georgia · http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com” (36,600+ followers 100/100 twitter grader)
Vicki Davis is a great resource for teachers. Upon visiting her blog, her commitment to education is obvious when you encounter the following quote: “Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and a belief that teaching is a noble calling.” She also co-authored a book that would be a great summer read Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: More to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time.
4. @ShellTerrell “Education thought-provoker, The 30 Goals Challenge author, International Speaker, #Edchat founder, Host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars, SC Mgr @TheConsultantsE worldwide · http://bit.ly/ShellTerrell” (24,200+ followers, 100/100 twitter grader)
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is AMAZING. She has so many great resources, I do not know where to begin. She has FREE Webinars for TESOL every Friday at 4PM EST. She has so much to offer, take a few minutes to visit her website.
5. @cybraryman1 “Educator & Writer trying to catalog the internet for students, educators and parents. http://cybraryman.com
ÜT: 27.179819,-80.236438 · http://www.cybraryman.com” (16,200+ followers 100/100 twitter grader)
Jerry Blumengarten’s Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites is an incredible resource for educators, parents, students, and general interest. The website lists “over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.” (16,200+ followers 100/100 twitter grader)
What a simple list to create all 5 accounts are amazingly useful for educators everywhere. Each also receive a perfect score from HubSpot’s Twitter Grader.
How do we stack up with the Top 5?
@mytowntutors “Teachers are GREAT tutors! We connect parents with local teachers who tutor. Teachers keep 100% of fees. http://www.mytowntutors.com/blog/ Boston, Massachusetts and USA · http://www.mytowntutors.com“ (2,700+ followers 97.3/100 twitter grader)
My Town Tutors is a website that connects parents with teachers who tutor. We currently list over 250 teachers from Massachusetts. We are always looking for qualified teachers from all 50 states who tutor to join our national directory of teachers who tutor. Some tutors can make $5,000 during a school year.
It is FREE for parents to search for a teacher in their area.