This is a list of the people I know who are twittering about education (in general – not much CS education) and who I think are the people to follow if you are looking for people to follow on twitter about education. If you are looking for a very scientific and highly authoritative list of the top education people on Twitter that everyone should follow this isn’t it.
The ideal list would include a systematic study of who is following who, who is replying to who, and take into account all the followers each person has. Twitter Grader does something like that and its ranking was one thing I took into account when I created this list. But my list is also highly subjective based on who I see talking and more importantly who I perceive as others taking seriously. If you went strictly by Twitter Grader this is not the list that would result. There are some high ranking Twitter people who just don’t twitter as much or engage in as many conversations. I see conversations as a real good thing in someone I am thinking about following.
I follow all of these people and most of them follow most of the rest of the list. A couple follow me too.
So here is my list in no particular order. The first column is their Twitter user name with a link to their Twitter page. The second is their name in real life with a link to their blog if they have one. Lastly is the Bio they used on their Twitter page. This is a format and an idea inspired by the list Ten People All Twitter Beginners Should be Following by Mark Hayward wrote for the ProBlogger Blog Tips blog.
Jump in and tell me who I should have put on it and who I should have left off. Tell me WHY though.
chrislehmann Chris Lehmann Principal of the Science Leadership Academy garystager Gary Stager http://www.stager.org/bio teach42 Steve Dembo Online Community Manager, Discovery Education coolcatteacher Vicki Davis Teacher, blogger, technology geek, Mother jutecht Jeff Utecht Education, Technology, Consultant, Presenter dwarlick Dave Warlick 30+ year educator, technologist, programmer, author, & public speaker wfryer Wesley Fryer I’m here for the learning revolution budtheteacher Bud Hunt I’m learning. McLeod Scott McLeod Director, CASTLE. www.scottmcleod.net/contact jonbecker Jon Becker Assistant professor of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
If you want to follow me on Twitter I am at AlfredTwo.
BTW if you are interested in education blogs take a look at this post by Scott McLeod who looks at recent changes in Technorati rankings of the to 50 education blogs.