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The Top 50 Educators on Twitter to Follow in 2010

Jan 21, 2010 Shanon Woodruff, Distance-Education.org Columnist | 1 Comments

With the tough economic times of today and unemployment rates spiking across the world, there are scores of people making education their number one resolution for the New Year. With this in mind, we wanted to create a list of educators who are utilizing Twitter to help others reach their educational goals.

We have spent hours scouring over our followers at twitter.com/onlinecourse. We've examined over a thousand candidates, looking at their tweets, followers, interaction with users, the length their account has been active, the quality of the sites they link to, and even the general appeal of their tweets. And, after careful consideration we have compiled this list of the Top 50 Educators on Twitter who have made strides not only in social media, but in the classroom as well. The tweets from these educators are encouraging and provide a wide swath of resources that can help you accomplish your education resolutions this year.

usedgov

usedgov - Usedgov is provided by the US Department of Education, and offers its followers a variety of edutweets that address the current news and events of today’s US Education system.

# Of Tweets: 351
Followers:
12,364
Following:
889


education_com
education_com
education_com has been designed to provide parents with a variety of tweets pertaining to information that will help them to support their children’s educational and developmental needs, as well as offer them a number of suggestions for making learning fun.

# Of Tweets: 1,158
Followers: 9,604
Following: 
8,999

EDUHelp
EDUHelp
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The tweets that are provided by EDUHelp offer followers a way of keeping on top of today’s educational news events, and are focused on bringing the importance of education to Twitter!

# Of Tweets: 96
Followers: 
804
Following:
587

EduConnection
EduConnection -
The tweets provide by EduConnection offer a variety of sources for online college advice, degrees, and financial aid information. If you are interested anything educational, then this is the edutweeter to follow.

# Of Tweets: 1,328
Followers: 1,384
Following: 
1,042

Science_Ed
Science_Ed
- Science_Ed is dedicated to providing its followers with a stream of edutweets focused on relevant events in science education today.  Their tweets cover a variety of scientific topics, such as biology, paleontology, and life sciences.

# Of Tweets: 53
Followers: 1,516
Following: 
168

Edubeat
Edubeat
- Edubeat is a product of the Canadian based education website eablair.edu, and provides a diverse mix of tweets that cover various topics related to today’s education system.

# Of Tweets: 46,837
Followers: 588
Following: 238

 


Bbceducation
Bbceducation
- Bbceducation offers tweets that are based on the educational news that is produced through the various outlets of the BBC. With Bbceducation, individuals are able to stay on top of the educational happenings of not only the United Kingdom, but education events from across the globe as well. 

# Of Tweets: 3,382
Followers: 8,926
Following: 0

education_com
JustAskEdu
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The edutweets of JustAsk are ideal for those parents, teachers and anyone else who is invested in the life of a child, and who are looking for advice, ideas, and support in helping children in their education.

# Of Tweets: 672
Followers: 2,505
Following:
2,553

edtimes
edtimes
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Tweets from edtimes offer a current look at the various happenings of today’s educational system. From elementary to higher education, edtimes provides its followers with a well-rounded look at the current state of events concerning all things educational.

# Of Tweets: 553
Followers: 2,204
Following: 801


getschooled -
With a belief that the US can be made even stronger through the education of the mind as well as the development of various skills, getschooled offers a variety of edutweets to help its followers achieve their educational and professional goals.

# Of Tweets: 266
Followers:
9,644
Following:
9,946

EdGen
EdGen
- EdGen
is an edutweeter that is provided by Education Generation, a Canadian based organization, and offers a variety of tweets that are all focused on providing scholarship information to young leaders in the developing world.

# Of Tweets: 359
Followers: 
1,962
Following: 
894

EdLaborNews
EdLaborNews
- EdlabotNews
is an unofficial edutweet from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. The followers of this edutweet will receive up-to-date information on the latest events happening within the Committee on Education and Labor.

# Of Tweets: 617
Followers:
1,606
Following:
18

educationroom
educationroom
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Followers of the edutweet educationroom will receive a stream of information regarding the importance of education, and its place in the day-to-day educational queries of our time.

# Of Tweets: 4,206
Followers: 
15,718
Following:
14,696

eschoolnews
eschoolnews -
If you are looking for an edutweet that will help you to stay connected to the latest in educational news, information, and resources, then eschoolnews is the right choice for you. With eschoolnews, followers will stay connected to the latest happenings in implementing technology in the classroom.

# Of Tweets: 304 
Followers: 
3,714
Following:
125

MyGreenEducate
MyGreenEducate
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The edutweeter MyGrenEduate offers a stream of information about the current events concerning everything green, including jobs, careers, employers, and employment, as well as schools and colleges that are involved in wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, and renewable energy.

# Of Tweets: 6,088 
Followers: 
2,065
Following: 
2,180

education
education
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Brought to you by the Internet Writing Journal, the education edutweet offers students a flow of information that details the current events and happening within the field of education from the IWJ.

# Of Tweets: 61
Followers: 
3,823
Following: 
777

educationfinder
educationfinder
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Created to be a source for helping people find various training opportunities for new careers, educationfinder is a edutweet that prides itself on perpetuating the idea that it's never too late to start again.

# Of Tweets: 5,390
Followers: 
3,414
Following: 
3,755


edufinder
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Solely focused on helping individuals to find colleges and universities that offer financial aid, edufinder focuses its tweets on providing its followers with a broad rage of information that discusses topics, such as high school, college, and military education.

# Of Tweets: 43
Followers:
1,393
Following: 
1,799

USATODAYcollege
USATODAYcollege
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The edutweets that are provided by USATODAYcollege are all directed towards preparing today’s technology savvy college students for meeting and succeeding in the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

# Of Tweets: 541
Followers:
4,848
Following:
3,958

educationonline
educationonline
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Focused on providing its followers with a relevant and up-to-date flow of news and events about online education, educationonline’s tweets cover a myriad of topics, including technology, grants, FASFA, and more.

# Of Tweets: 2,452
Followers: 
2,579
Following:
2,691

elearning_lms
elearning_lms
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Created by the LandMark ASP Solutions Content Development and Design Team, this edutweet offers its followers a string of tweets that address various aspects of elearning.

# Of Tweets: 33
Followers: 
1,696
Following:
1,974

OnlineCollegeUS
OnlineCollegeUS
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Through the various edutweets provided by OnlineCollegeUS, followers receive a flow of information that addresses various topics related to online colleges and campus schools across the US.

# Of Tweets: 2,512
Followers: 
560
Following: 
631

Headed4College
Headed4College
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Directed by a former UCLA admissions officer, Headed4College is focused on helping students weigh their college options, and make informed decisions about their educational future.

# Of Tweets: 67
Followers: 
27
Following: 
1

ecampusnews
ecampusnews
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The main focus of ecampusnews is to provide up-to-date and relevant tweets that connect their followers with the latest news and information on how today’s college and university educators are utilizing various forms of technology in improving education.

# Of Tweets: 286
Followers: 
906
Following:
206

dianadell
dianadell
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The edutweets that are provided by dianadell offer followers a stream of information that is focused on various areas of educational technology, as well as learning games and activities.

# Of Tweets: 5,813
Followers: 
3,371
Following: 
2,326

HigherEdSpace
HigherEdSpace
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Tweets from HigherEdSpace are provided by HigherEdSpace.com, and offer followers an online portal for developing a better understanding of the current state of higher education. With HigherEdSpace’s edutweets, followers are connected with other students as well as school administrators, faculty members and employers from across the globe.

# Of Tweets: 4
Followers: 849
Following: 923

collegeprowler
collegeprowler
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Created by CollegeProwler.com, the collegeprowler edutweet offers students a flow of information that is aimed at guiding students through the various parts of the college experience, from the vantage point of other college students. 

# Of Tweets: 1,353
Followers: 
2,026
Following:
1,165

Communiversity
Communiversity
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Harvesting college life since 2008, Communiversity provides a variety of tweets that are directed at addressing various parts of the college experience through the eyes of college students.

# Of Tweets: 431
Followers: 
2,075
Following: 
2,017

collegecalendar
collegecalendar
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The edutweet, collegecalendar, is a free online college admissions planning guide that has been created for students, parents, educators and professionals, and offers a variety of tweet-tips for managing a hectic schedule.

# Of Tweets: 821
Followers: 
1,524
Following: 
1,664

TheCollegeSpot
TheCollegeSpot
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Addressing various cultural, technical, and academic issues related to higher education, the edutweet TheCollegeSpot has been created to be an all-inclusive place for finding everything college related on the web.

# Of Tweets: 30
Followers: 
116
Following: 
209

scholarshipsUSA
scholarshipsUSA
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If you are in search of a comprehensive place that will keep you up-to-date on the latest information regarding scholarships, scholarship guides, financial aid, and so much more, then ScholarshipUSA would be an ideal edutweet for you to follow!

# Of Tweets: 62
Followers:
705
Following: 
1,026

CollegeWeekLive
CollegeWeekLive
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Offering up-to-date information on the only virtual college fair, the CollegeWeekLive edutweet shares information with its followers regarding topics such as, tuition, college applications, jobs, and more.

# Of Tweets: 735
Followers: 
1,594
Following: 
1,994

CollegeGrazing
CollegeGrazing
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Covering a wide breadth of college topics, CollegeGrazing is an ideal edutweet to follow if you are looking to access a wide variety of valuable resources for succeeding in college planning.

# Of Tweets: 79
Followers: 
1,795
Following: 
2,529

higheredu
higheredu
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While not specifically for students, the CollegesUniversites edutweet has been created to function as an outlet for all colleges and universities to receive information for developing their knowledge and abilities in achieving their marketing and recruitment goals.

# Of Tweets: 725
Followers: 2,184
Following: 
5,217

DistanceLearner
DistanceLearner
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An up-and-comer in the edutweet world, DistanceLearner offers a fresh look at the world of distance education today, as well as the various other components that make up the academic field.

# Of Tweets: 83
Followers: 
67
Following: 
160

educationblog
educationblog
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Addressing some of the leading issues facing today's educational systems, educationblog offers a variety of tweets that are focused on providing its followers with information on topics, such as education cuts, international education, and educational laws.

# Of Tweets: 2,488
Followers: 
972
Following:
16

Blackboard
Blackboard
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The edutweet Blackboard is the official channel for receiving the latest news, updates, and stories from one of the top providers of distance education platforms.

# Of Tweets: 65
Followers: 434
Following:
118

CollegeSurfing
CollegeSurfing
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With over 10 years of experience in offering college life advice, CollegeSurfing.com has created their edutweet CollegeSurfing to be a hip resource that offers a variety of tweets that address how to succeed in the complex world of higher education.

# Of Tweets: 639
Followers: 
697
Following:
585

iLearning411
iLearning411
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From adolescent learning to higher education, iLearning411 is an edutweet focused on the ability to learn on the internet, and is an amazing source for personal, small business, financial, and even professional skills development.

# Of Tweets: 8,520
Followers: 
5,421
Following: 
5,910

GlobalEdNing
GlobalEdNing
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GlobalEdNing is an edutweet that is brought to you by GlobalEducation.ning.com, and offers its followers a variety of tweets that are focused on keeping students, parents, teachers, administrators, and higher education professionals informed about today’s global education events.

# Of Tweets: 647
Followers: 
1,417
Following: 
1,436

TechnologyInEd
TechnologyInEd
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Covering a variety of topics, from autism to reading skills, the edutweets from TechnologInEd are an excellent resource for anyone who is looking to develop a better understanding of the place that technology plays in the field of education.

# Of Tweets: 1,100
Followers: 1,147
Following: 332

tweet4education
tweet4education
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Focused on providing educators and teachers with a stream of tweets and retweets that cover various topics related to education, tweet4education is a must follow for those individuals who are looking to stay informed of the latest educational events that are happening today.

# Of Tweets: 258
Followers: 803
Following: 647

edumaster
edumaster
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With nothing being more important than education in the eyes of the edumaster, this edutweet is focused on providing a mix of tweets that cover all aspects related to education.

# Of Tweets: 154
Followers:
3,993
Following: 
3,757

chronicle
chronicle
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The official twitter feed of the Chronicle of Higher Education, chronicle offers its followers a wide range of tweets that keep them up-to-date on the various parts of the field of education, including technology, instruction, and information.

# Of Tweets: 3,036
Followers: 6,726
Following: 
1,114

USNewsEducation
USNewsEducation
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The USNewsEducation edutweet is provided by the U.S. News and World Report, and is directed at offering its followers a variety of tweets that cover the full spectrum of the education field, including tuition, housing, elementary education, and more.

# Of Tweets: 1,042
Followers: 
1,215
Following: 
79

eLearnMag
eLearnMag
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eLearnMag offers its followers a flow of tweets that will keep them informed of the current news, information, and opinions that are happening within the field of higher education.

# Of Tweets: 344
Followers: 
1,306
Following: 
1,236

elearningPosts
elearningPosts
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Covering the full spectrum of online education, elearningPosts offers its followers a variety of edutweets that focus on topics in online education, such as blogs, social networks, and software.

# Of Tweets: 3,061
Followers: 817
Following: 
49

EDUInReview
EDUInReview
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Provided by EduInReview.com, the edutweets EDUInReview offers its followers a number of tweets that are geared towards providing them with information on planning for college, scholarships, success in higher education, as well as finding a school that will best suits their specific educational needs.

# Of Tweets: 155
Followers: 
877
Following: 
1,999

educationweek
educationweek - Education Week is American education's newspaper of record, and through educationweek they are able to keep their followers up-to-date on the important education events that are happening across the country.

# Of Tweets: 4,528
Followers:
15,287
Following:
2,094

Live_at_edu
Live_at_edu
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Live_at_edu is offered by Microsoft, and is a edutweet that is focused on helping students to implement the ultimate suite of applications in their collaboration across today’s campuses.

# Of Tweets: 214
Followers: 
1,263
Following:11

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