No one can get through the rigors of a school year alone. All educators, no matter how experienced, can use all the help they can get to make this year the best it can be for our students. The list below while in no way all inclusive are educators who can make your year more productive. A portion of their bio has been integrated into this post.
1. Ian M. Adair (@IanMAdair): If you a teacher one problem we all have is raising funds. Ian is an educator and non-profit expert who can help you do just that. Connecting Educators and Nonprofits with effective fundraising, marketing, and recruitment strategies this former teacher and nonprofit CEO can provide you with the tools to fund creativity. Follow Ian to lesson your class’s finance worries.
2. Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1): We all need resources throughout the year and a great one stop shop is @cybraryman1. Jerry is an educator and writer trying to catalog the internet for students, educators and parents. If you can’t find a resource you probably have not checked out his site. Don’t reinvent the wheel let Jerry give you a hand.
3. Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers): Someone in the field of education who knows that all of us matter and contribute in our own way is Angela Maiers. She firmly believes that 2words, you matter, can change the world . As an educator, author, and speaker passionate about literacy, learning, and the power of social media she can teach and inspire so that you can make every day matter. If there is a short list of educators you must follow it contains Angela. So ChooseToMatter.
4. Erin Klein (@KleinErin): Erin is an educator with a background in business. She is an Ed-Tech Blogger, SMART Exemplary Educator and guest blogger on Edutopia. Her blog Kleinspiration is recognized as one of the most informative and creative you can find. She states “I value the importance of technology integration and global preparation into the learning environment. Being an involved person, I streamline my creative teaching ideas into project-based applications that enhance the academic standards. ” Follow Erin and get Kleinspired.
5. Shelly S. Terrell (@ShellTerrell): Shelly is an education thought-provoker and author of The 30 Goals Challenge. She is an International Speaker, EdChat founder, and host of AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars. The New York Times learning blog has included her on its list of the top 78 educators to follow on Twitter and she has been included on various lists as one of the top 10 resource shares and inspiring leaders. Learn and be inspired by following Shelly.
6. Jeffrey Bradbury (@teachercast): TeacherCast.net was set up to help teachers better use technology in their classrooms. We are your Educational Community for 21st Century Learning. You can follow Jeffrey on twitter as @teachercast, visit his webpage or download the smartphone application to have access to his information wherever you are. Need to know what’s new in technology? There is an app for that. Just follow Jeff.
7. Vicki Davis (@coolcattecher): Vicki is a full time teacher and blogger who is a passionate advocate for inspiring and informing teachers, parents, and professionals about how to reach this generation of learners. She is a go to person in education and truly understands the social power of the web. To follow Vicki is to never be out of the loop.
8. Alec Couros (@courosa): Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina, His blog was created in early 2004 while pondering the educational uses of blogging and podcasting. His collection of personal reflections and resources are related to teaching and learning, democratic media, critical media literacy, digital citizenship, openness, and social justice. Alec is a must follow when it comes to higher education.
9. Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom): If you are an educator and spent any time on twitter you have probably heard of @web20classroom. Steven is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, NC. He also regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom. If you are looking to integrate Social Media follow Steven.
10, Eric Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal): Eric is the type of administrator we all wish we worked for. Mr. Sheninger is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century. He has been the keynote speaker around the country and is always willing to share his knowledge. If you follow administrators Eric is at the top of the list.