Which educator would you say is a ‘social-media influencer’?
Last week, I was featured on Teach.com’s list of Top Educator Influencers on Twitter. All very flattering …
I have had some connection with Teach.com for the past 2 years or so, using their Teach100 resource to rank my website. It guides educators and those in the field of education to find the most relevant blogs from across the web. The list is compiled based on blogs, readers recommend to Teach.com, and is meant to reflect the quality of education blogs that are available.
Teach.com have taken time to thank the teachers in the education Twittersphere, me included!
These tweeters continually inform, motivate, and entertain us on the topic of education, across all subjects, age ranges, and points-of-view.
Top Educator Influencers:
So, who would get my ‘Top Educator Influencers on Twitter’ vote?
Well, there is an interesting selection here, starting with Maiers and Davis who always feature on my lists; allow me to introduce to you, two more tweeters from the USA and one very popular voice here in the UK. As ever, I’m keen to here who you would suggest are ‘influencers’ in other parts of the world. Do leave your suggestions in the comments below.
- @AngelaMaiers – Based in Iowa, USA, Maiers is an educator, author, and TED speaker. She has over 140,000 Twitter followers.
- @coolcatteacher – A full-time classroom teacher and IT Director at a small school in Georgia, USA. Davis is a speaker, author and host of Every Classroom Matters. She has over 124,00 followers.
- @EducationCoach – Based in Florida, USA, Tanya Knight is recognised as America’s Education Coach” and uses her flagship organisation to aid students of all ages. She has over 68,000 followers.
- @rmbyrne – Byrne is a high-school social-studies teacher and Google certified. He is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award. He lives in Maine, USA and has over 94,000 followers.
- @MichaelRosenYes – Rosen is a writer, poet and performer, a broadcaster and Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. he has over 86,000 followers.
Who is your ‘Top Educator Influencers on Twitter’?
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