Let’s assume, just for a moment, that you’re relatively normal – in your digital habits at least (no, not those ones, they’re weird). The chances are, therefore, that you have two routes to the things that interest you – either you seek them out (probably on Google) or they find you, usually through social media.
So if social media delivers to your feed the sort of EdTech content you want to read, watch, stare at and listen to, then it’ll be because you follow the right people. If you find that others seem to be ahead of you with brilliant new ideas about digital learning, with sparkling suggestions and wit and whimsy of the best kind, it’s perhaps because you aren’t following the right people on social platforms. So as a starter, here’s some of the best education technology people and organisations to follow on Twitter. Start with these and feel your EdTech savvy shoot through the roof…
Note: The GEDB has helpfully done a twitter list of all the above to make it easier to follow.
Edudemic [Of course] A dedicated community of educators and technologists looking to enhance learning.
Deborah Meier – Education activist and writer
MarkBrumley Educational technology leader committed to 21st Century learners and their teachers. Technology trainer. Presenter. Edublogger. Father of 2.
The Global Education Database (GEDB) A tool with a simple, but difficult goal: Help you find the best education resources and actually start using them.
Larry Ferlazzo Inner-city High School teacher — ESL & Mainstream
Eric Sheninger Principal of New Milford HS (NJ): NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, Author, Speaker
LearnEgg Daily news and trending articles about education, learning, technology, and a bit of sass.
Steve Wheeler Web 2.0 researcher, author of The Digital Classroom, Associate Professor of learning technology, international speaker, disruptive activist.
Edutopia Inspiration and information for what works in education.
And, of course, there’s also your correspondent. He’s full of news, fun stories, and a bit of sass.