Looking for fresh ideas to inspire your students?
Twitter is a virtual soapbox for educators to share their wisdom. We’ve pulled together five “movers and shakers”. Their Twitter feeds keep you connected to the current happenings of the education world. The ideas aren't just for professional educators – parents can stay in the loop by hitting the 'follow' button.
Here are our picks on the top thought-leading educators that are worth your retweet.
STEAM expert Zeina Chalich’s Twitter feed makes for powerful reading. Education innovations are the key focus. A self-titled “disruptor”, she is keen to move forward with systemic change to digital pedagogy. Her passion for education is clear and her Tweets bring light to issues affecting educators and learners.
Chalich is an author at aussieed.com, so she shares timely updates to education using the #aussieED tag. With experience in both primary and university education, her Tweets reach educators across the board.
Greg Whitby is the Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, which makes his feed great to follow for Australian educators. Whitby’s Twitter feed often features posts about the impact of technology on learning. He also comments on changes to Australian education that are making a difference to learners.
For k-12 educators and parents of young learners, Whitby’s Twitter feed is practically indispensable.
Linda J. Graham
Linda J. Graham is an advocate for inclusive education. An Associate Professor in Education at the Queensland University of Technology, she features links to blogs that discuss student behaviour in schools. If you want to hear about a range of approaches to engaging students, don’t miss Dr Graham’s Tweets.
The key focus is the importance of a sense of belonging for learners – essential reading for educators and parents of learners alike. She also Retweets from a strong group of fellow experts on inclusion and stopping bullying
Steven W. Anderson
How’s your connected classroom coming?
If you need help taking it into the future, follow Steven W. Anderson. This “Twitterer of the Year” is nearing his 100,000th Tweet, so you’ll find a lot of inspiration to draw on. His (153k) followers hear about the 2.0 connected classroom, where technology and education go hand in hand.
Anderson shares a great range of innovations in education. It’s a great account to follow for educators who want to keep their finger on the pulse.