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Top 50 Education Tweets of 2010

Dec 2, 2010 Shanon Woodruff, Columnist | 0 Comments

It's hard to believe that 2010 is coming to an end, but as the saying goes, all good things must. And with the end of the year, we here at have the opportunity to again name the top 50 tweets in education.

Following the success of the Top 50 Education Tweets of 2009, we were extremely excited to do this again. We've searched Twitter far and wide for amazing tweets that kept the spotlight on the good, the bad, and the ugly issues surrounding education this year.

So without further ado, here is our list of the Top 50 Education Tweets of 2010. Congratulation and thank you to everyone who shared with the world these brilliant 140-character insights into education in 2010.

@Bendaying:  Disappointed to discover that @cause is not followed by @effect. C'est la vie…?

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@parkyrssfeed: E-learning: The future of education? Gates thinks so.

@SimpleK12: 21 Signs You're a 21st Century Teacher #edtech #education

@edutopia: New! School Reform: Focusing on College Prep is Key #edreform

@educationweek: Blog: eLearning Update: Students Teaching Virtual Pupils: New research suggests that students learn more and work ...

@USHigherEdu: College enrollment keeps rising - The Register-Guard

@smamagazine: 10 characteristics of successful advisors - Education - Senior Market Advisor

@scirillobarnes: To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. ~ John Ruskin

@AllEyeCeeing: Is the education that you're seeking worth getting in debt for when your leaders have that same education and can't balance the budget?

@PeterFaur: In defense of a liberal arts education #politics #society #criticalthinking #history

@JonnyBird: Open Education: The Tidal Wave Pushing Ivy Gates Open #edtech (via @openstudy)

@mashable: 7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers -

@coolcatteacher: RT @EvertH: RT @hondanhon: RT'd When Churchill was asked to cut arts funding [for the war] he replied: ‘then what are we fighting for?'

@TeacherSurvival: Looking for some innovative online resources for your classroom? Visit

@eSchoolView: Study: Scholarship Athletes Still Pay For School #education

@bumpcrud: Dear self: If scratching your face with a clicky pen, make sure the tip isn’t out. Also, no one believes they are cat whiskers. Stop trying.

@onlineducation: 4 Constructive Ways to Utilize Time Saved by Online Education

@chronicle: Write better by building your ideas in layers:

@insidehighered: Do larger class sizes negatively impact student learning? New research says yes: #highered

@CollegeBlender: How to be financially independent and not mooch off your parents -

@USATODAYcollege: Ten do's and don'ts for classroom #laptop use -

@TheCampusBuzz: What Employers Are Looking for in a Recent Graduate | via @newgradlife #college #career #jobs #jobsearch #employer

@educationweek: Blog: Why 'Convenient' Lies Won't Set Us Free

@MerriamWebster: Our new Top 10 List: Words From Trademarks. ("Heroin," among others, was originally a product name)

@GrammarGirl: Update on my switch from Firefox to Chrome: I didn't see the spinning beach ball of death once yesterday. Yay, Chrome.

@Copyediting: Survey says journalists are most likely to misspell "embarrassed," though they're still better than the gen pop.

@gatesfoundation: Being a #teacher can be difficult. What can we do to make it easier? (via @GOOD) #educationnation

@BillCosby: It takes less than $5,000 a year to educate a young person, but $33,000 a year to incarcerate someone.

@eLearners: Public colleges urged to focus on adult learners:

@getschooled: 10 tips for first year community college students: @SBCTCWashington @UWAdvising

@HuffPostCollege: 9 occupations with overqualified workers:

@collegecalendar: There's more to a college education than academics.

@CampusGrotto: The most popular bachelor's degrees for men and women:

@openstudy: The Tidal Wave Pushing Ivy Gates Open #edtech

@mycollegeguide: Fluffy and Spot can go to #college:

@WorldWideLearn: This is a pretty freakin cool... Schools are turning to fingerprint scans& electronic cards to track kids on school buses

@TIME: Did you vote today? Because the astronauts did - from space |

@Rasmussen: Study This, Earn That - Learn why your salary is a matter of degrees. via Yahoo #education #highered #college #job

@whattoknow: Six Things To Know To Be Successful When Learning Online - #education #school

@snbeach: 100 Useful YouTube channels for Edu

@stevehargadon: #WeDeclare "That students should have choices in the learning process."

@ejnecc: Twitter in the classroom -adventageous to student learning or a distraction - must we live in the students world to survive - YES! #highered

@CelsiusMI: Debunking Myths About 4-Profit Colleges [ ] via #APSCU #4Profit #HigherEd

@Solutions4K12: Harnessing social media in #highered #sm:

@EdTrust: U of Phoenix now enrolls more students than the entire #4profit sector enrolled in 1991. #highered

@DorleeM: 9 Circles of Scientific Hell @TherapyOnline< those who exaggerated get grants..#highered LOL!

@mytowntutors: “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” -- Abigail Van Buren

@mrpaladin: 50 helpful free classes on teaching with technology #education

@historicaltweet: Unsuccessfully tried to measure the surface area of one of my big round pies…ugh.  From now on, the pies are square. - Archimedes

@Educator: "Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web" (Techcrunch)

@cupcakeloverx3: Being pretty is not gonna cut it!!! Go get an education!!!!<Preach!! Lol




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