Another year has come and gone and with it almost a trillion tweets. From the funny to the serious, the insightful to the inane, it was an exciting year for education and Twitter. As Twitter continues to grow and with it the number of users who love education, the task of finding the 50 top education tweets is becoming a very difficult one. But, we do love a challenge.
So over the past 12 months we have kept a long list of the tweets that have made us laugh, think, and feel inspired. We spent countless hours scouring through them all and have chosen a list that encompasses the whole of education on Twitter in 2011.
So, here is our list of the Top 50 Tweets in Education for 2011:
@Smithstorian - Employers Say College Graduates Lack Job Skills - The Chronicle of Higher Education | @scoopit bit.ly/uoT7ot #HigherEd
@TheEdLawProf - Women have higher grad rates than men at ALL 50 flagship public univs. 2-11% difference. Smarter sex indeed. wiareport.com/2011/11/women-… #highered
@umisr - Study: Growing income & gender gaps in college graduation bit.ly/edgapstudy #highered #education cc: @nberpubs @RussellSageFdn @umich
@HanoverHigherEd - Obama and college presidents to discuss why #highered costs so much wapo.st/uoFDNN
@DanHowe - College Humor's Facebook History of the World is immense collegehumor.com/facebook-histo…
@KenGreenberg - Foursquare Helps Students Explore Campus: ow.ly/3tjfU #highered #foursquare
@AlisonECI831 - RT @sidneyeve: What Colleges Must Do to Stay Relevant ow.ly/7Q1Sp Thx @katiepritchard #HigherEd #eci831
@edutopia - New! 3 Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching bit.ly/sX6oKA #edchat #edu
@hiFunnyVideos - College Humor: Job Interview Dos and Don'ts bit.ly/sc4DmM
@MyCampusChef - Why Breakfast is a Superhero - check out the graphic: bit.ly/breakfastsuper… #college #cooking #food #health
@DegreeSearch - Stressed about finals? Don't forget to laugh! degreesearch.org/blog/2011/07/h…
@RolandDHoopes - Job Interview Dos and Don'ts: ... bit.ly/vJufaA #humor #college
@allybo0 - I love college... but finals week is what makes me rethink my entire purpose on this earth. FML
@sheconsulting - 5 Ways Twitter Has Changed #Education | MindShift ow.ly/7QzUs #edtech #edu
@edulistings - Social Media Means More Than Salary to Some College Students yhoo.it/sNH0jf #college #edu
@NewGradLife - Campus Career Centers Struggling ow.ly/7PTl0 #edu #students
@MarisaMendez - I can't stand that my college educated, well spoken, GOOD job having friend textss likee thiss....must you double every last letter! 😡 LOL
@chronicle - Amherst College sees a revival in manual typewriters after staging a letter-writing social for students: chroni.cl/uncMQL
@USNewsEducation - 5 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong goo.gl/abJxY
@educationweek - Blog: Income and Gender Gap in College Attainment Widens bit.ly/sOD1n9 #collegebound
@EdEspinoza - If Occupy Wall Street wants to be relevant again, maybe they can advocate for a College Football Playoff system #OccupyBCS
@MonsterCollege - Think your low GPA will prevent you from getting a job? Learn how you can overcome the obstacle. bit.ly/vcAIhZ
@onlinecourse - Four-Year or Two-Year College: Which is Right for You? - dedu.org/ge3Zvx
@CampusTalkBlog - 8 Lady Gaga Lessons #StudentLeaders should heed. - ht.ly/7LG8W
@ecampusnews - Story of the Day: Will colleges contribute to coming cloud computing explosion? ow.ly/7QvOT #highered #college
@BNcollege - #College Tweet Sheet: Don't make going out to eat a habit. Sticking to your meal plan + making your own food are easy ways to save money.
@Yahoo - Survey of 1,400 college students finds 1/3 say freedom to use social media more important than salary in job offers.
@CourseSmart_ - 4 Tips for College Applicants, Students with Physical Disabilities ow.ly/7Pvjm via @usnews
@jmalikow - More private college presidents making $1MM or more: ow.ly/7QfXk #highered
@overture_jeff - Employers say college graduates lack job skills. Do you agree? ow.ly/7QCmx
@Later_Bloomer - Never too late to go to college! 'Late bloomer' triumphs - Times Union timesunion.com/local/article/… via @TimesUnion
@Just_Jackk - Praying that I wake up tomorrow ans see snow everywhere and for college to be called off #iwish
@washingtonpost - 7 myths about college admissions: http://t.co/K5Ti4tw8 #HigherEd
@gatesfoundation - Blog: For Community Colleges and Their Students, The Time Is Now: http://t.co/pTkXgfeL #EducationNation #highered
@bellhistory - Thinking about getting a PhD? Read this. Faulty Towers: The Crisis in Higher Education - http://t.co/eML8FXe via @thenation #HigherEd
@ArticleEssay - A Closer Look At Degree In Education Online. goo.gl/fb/8ESv2 #credit #vocationtraining
@edukwest - Collaboration in higher education & its benefits for ICT j.mp/w1E4zW
@mediadigger - 5 Ways Online Education May Improve Your Social Life | Techi.com techi.com/2011/11/5-ways… #edtech #elearning
@anushka_sen - Are Complaints About Student Loan Debt Overhyped? - Education ... bit.ly/uYJLTo
@SDSUONLINE - How to Spend Time with Your Family While Continuing Your Education elearners.com/guide/success-…
@Rene - Teacher: Your paper should be 5-8 pages Long. Me: 5 Pages it is.
@MalikAddicts - Math teacher : I have 5 bottles in one hand, and 6 in the other. What do I have ? Student : A drinking problem ?
@IggyDash8 - teacher : where's your book? student : at home, teacher : and what's it doing there? , student : having more fun than me #DUHHH
@MissB6_2 - Funny!!!!! - Top 10 Signs That Your Teacher Is A Geek fractuslearning.com/2011/11/24/top… via @FractusLearning
@MacyMarieMaloy - Teacher:Heard you're kinda famous. Me:Not at all.WAIT,unless this changes your mind on the D on my test.. Teacher:Don't even think about it.
@BE_eLearning - 10 Learning Paradigms that can be implemented by Teacher Librarians zite.to/uhQ3bA via @zite
@TheKillerTruthz - Teacher: 'why are you late?' ... 'Does it really matter? You still get paid.
@EdTrustWest - A U.S. House budget proposal threatens Pell Grants for over half a million students.Tell Congress to save Pell: bit.ly/rX8HjO
@ODU_DL - What to Do if Your Online Professor Isn’t a Good Teacher http://ow.ly/7Tmrk via @About
@WorldWideLearn - Salary gap? Pft! These places barely know what that is! bit.ly/dNRcP4