118 Connected Educators to Follow in 2013

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The feedback from teachers has been incredible to our top 10 twitter accounts for teachers. We would like to continue to provide great resources for teachers and educators, so we are continuing to add to our list.

The only  requirement is that the account receive a perfect score of 100 / 100 from tweet grader. For each account we have included the twitter name and the twitter profile.

Since all these accounts are 100% perfect. We have listed them in reverse alphabetical order. We will be adding additional accounts in the future as we come across them.

1. @WorldLillie – Boston teacher & #travel blogger: http://AroundTheWorldL.com & http://TeachingTraveling.com. #EdBlogs founder: http://www.facebook.com/groups/EducationBloggers Boston (and the world) · http://www.AroundTheWorldL.com/about/

2. @willrich45 - Parent, author, speaker, instigator, blogger about social Web tools and their effects on schools, education and learning. Flemington, New Jersey · http://willrichardson.com

3. @wmchamberlain – Husband, Father, Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Fablevision Ambassador, DEN Star, #Comments4Kids advocate, #EdStuff creator. All these tweets are belong to me!

4. @wfryer – Husband, dad, educator, author, speaker, digital storyteller. I’m here for the learning revolution. Also tweeting as @eyesrightblog & @ipadwithwes Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA · http://www.wesfryer.com

5. @web20classroom – Educator, Speaker, Blogger, #Edchat Co-Creator, #140Conf Character, Edublogs Twitterer Of The Year, ASCD Emerging Leader. Do You Use Social Media In Education?Winston-Salem, NC · http://blog.web20classroom.org

6. @WeAreTeachers – Online community of teachers of all types. Teacher social network, Web 2.0, Education, Knowledge Marketplace, school 2.0. support@weareteachers.com Austin, TX http://www.weareteachers.com

7. @WEAC - Wisconsin Education Association Council ÜT: 43.035197,-89.427211 ·http://www.weac.org

8. @vmcmurray – Special education math teacher. Advocate for my students. Future queen of the world? Maybe… Chicago

9. @UngJen - California girl at heart… proud parent, teacher, school commission representative, and positive thinker counting my blessings. #maketodaycount New York

10. @tyeducators – Educators play such an important role in our lives. We want to say thanks to those who teach and enrich our communities. Presented by California Casualty. · http://educators.calcas.com

11. @toddwhitaker – Focus on Leadership, Teaching & Motivation. Todd has written 30 books including What Great Teachers Do Differently and Shifting The Monkey. · http://www.toddwhitaker.com

12. @tomwhitby – Prof of Education. Founder: #Edchat, The EDU PLN Ning, Linkedin group Technology-Using Professors et al. BLOG: My Island View http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com Long Island, New York http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/

13. @timlauer – Principal at Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. · http://about.me/timlauer

14. @timbuckteeth – Web 2.0 researcher, author of The Digital Classroom, Associate Professor of learning technology, international speaker, disruptive activist. Plymouth, UK http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

15. @ThisIsSethsBlog - Founder of Squidoo.com, author, blogger. This is a retweet of my blog.· http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

16. @theTeacherPage – Quality Resources for Teachers! Comments and Suggestions Welcome! @robertwhughes Halifax, MA · http://TheTeacherPage.com

17. @TeacherReality – FL teacher; parent; advocate for public education; working tirelessly to expose ‘ed reform’ profiteers. Trenches of a Title I school · http://teacherreality.wordpress.com/ (100 / 100 from Tweetgrader)

18. @teach42 – Director of Soc Media & Online Community, Discovery Education. STAR Discovery Educator, Adjunct Professor @ Wilkes U & proud member of the Eduverse! #GeekPride

19. @suewaters -Helping others with technology and blogs in the classroom! Writes support material for BuddyPress, WordPress Multi-site for Edublogs.org & WPMU DEV Perth, Australia · http://theedublogger.com/

20. @stumpteacher - Father, husband, 6th grade SS/LA teacher, tech enthusiast, 2012 IL teacher of the year and aspiring Jedi. suburban chicago · http://www.stumpteacher.blogspot.com

21. @stevekatz - Tech Integration Specialist, teacher,  ADE,  Apple Professional Development, author, international conference presenter, video projects, father, deadhead Seoul, Korea · http://www.teachwithvideo.com

22. @smithsonianedu Resources for teachers and their classrooms from the Smithsonian Institution. Terms of use: http://www.si.edu/Termsofuse Washington, DC · http://www.SmithsonianEducation.org

23. @sjunkins Instructional Technology Coach. Apple Distinguished Educator. Google Certified Teacher. Myrtle Beach, SC · http://www.hcsmobile.net

24. @shannoninottawa - “Mom, Wife, Elementary School Principal in Ottawa, Canada – playing around with learning out in the open every single day :-) Ottawa, Canada · http://shannoninottawa.com

25. @shannonmmiller “Teacher Librarian & Tech Integrationist who loves connecting, creating, change, advocacy & NOISE. Presenter & Blogger. Connecting People Shorty Award Recipient. Van Meter, Iowa · http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com/

26. @TheScienceGuy – Science Educator seeks to change the world…Los Angeles, CA, USA · http://billnye.com

27. @thenerdyteacherJust a guy who likes to write and speak on education, technology and all things nerdy. The ‘Lady Gaga’ of teaching. #EduBro. Michigan · http://www.thenerdyteacher.com

28. @teachingwthsoul – Consultant/Speaker. ASCD/ISTE presenter.New Teacher Chat Founder #ntchat.Core Blogger @Edutopia @KIDS_DISCOVER. Rep.@iTooch. Former Principal. Passion2 #mentor! California · http://bit.ly/lisamdabbs

29. @TeacherSabrina – Teacher-turned-advocate for kids, teachers & communities. Pro-#edreform that works for real people, not corporate interests. Tweets = mine, RTs ≠ endorsements. Washington, DC · http://www.sabrinajoystevens.com

30. @teachermelanie - ★ An online teacher (ESL) who can help YOU improve your English! ★ I tweet about English, Canada, & anything I find interesting! Join the fun! ☺Toronto, Canada · http://www.englishteachermelanie.com

31. @TeacherCast - TeacherCast.net was set up to help teachers better use technology in their classrooms. We are your Educational Community for 21st Century Learning. Philadelphia · http://www.TeacherCast.net

32. @TeacherBeat – I cover teachers for Education Week newspaper and write our Teacher Beat blog. Washington, D.C. · http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/

33. @TeachaKidd - Blogger, EdTech, Geek… I will annoy you with questions. You’ve been warned. South Florida, USA · http://www.leekolbert.com/

34. @SNewco – Educator, Mobilist, Speaker, Blogger, 1:1 Mobile Learning Devices, ISTE & eLearning Guild member, SIGML http://www.themobilenative.org Ohio · http://www.smriders.net/Mobile_Learning

35. @ShellTerrell – Education thought-provoker, The 30 Goals Challenge author, International Speaker, #Edchat founder, Host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars, SC Mgr @TheConsultantsE worldwide · http://bit.ly/ShellTerrell

36. @ScholasticTeach - The official Scholastic Teachers account. We like to talk books, education trends and life as an educator. USA · http://www.scholastic.com/teachers

37. @rweingartenAmerican Federation of Teachers president, committed to improving schools, hospitals and public institutions for children, families and communities. Washington, DC · http://www.aft.org

38. @rmbyrne - Teacher. Speaker. Writer. Google Certified Teacher. My dog thinks I’m cool. http://android4schools.com Maine, USA · http://www.freetech4teachers.com

39. @principalspage – Superintendent, Blogger, Google Certified Administrator, Best friends with Buddy the Dog. Illinois · http://www.principalspage.com/theblog

40. @PrincipalJ – Elementary Principal, Twitter Evangelist, passionate about learning/daily5/cafe/instructional leadership, comoderator of #educoach chat, mom of 2 boys rural Wisconsin · http://principalj.blogspot.com/

41. @POWERofICU – Teachers have been left alone to fight the problem of student apathy for too long. Learn how the Power of ICU can work for you. Nashville, Tennessee · http://www.poweroficu.com

42. @plugusin – I’m a full time classroom teacher and the author of Building a PLC at Work (http://bit.ly/plcatwork)and Teaching the iGeneration (http://amzn.to/igeneration) Raleigh NC · http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical

43. @plnaugle – I teach 4th graders math and social studies using many Web 2.0 tools like Edmodo. Glogster, kidblog.org, Jing, Skype, Wikis and I have 35 years of experience. New Orleans, LA · http://pnaugle.blogspot.com

44. @pgsimoes – Portuguese Air Force #eLearning Evangelizer, #PLE Researcher & Informal Learner. @eden20_official Steering Committee NAP Advisor. http://about.me/pgsimoes Portugal · http://www.pgsimoes.net

45. @pbsteachers – Multimedia resources & professional development for America’s preK-12 educators. Arlington, VA · http://www.pbs.org/teachers

46. @paulawhite – grandma, teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE), DEN STAR, Google Certified Teacher, camper, Gifted Resource Tchr, NETS*T certified, lover of learning. Charlottesville, Va · http://tzstchr.edublogs.org

47. @PatrickMLarkin - Artist formerly known as @bhsprincipal – BPS Asst. Supt. NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Evangelist for Web 2.0 and Digital Tools. Burlington, MA · http://www.patrickmlarkin.com/

48. @NSTA – The National Science Teachers Association: promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

49. @NormandinBill - Proud father of 2 wonderful children, husband to an amazing educator, proud Principal of Normandin Middle School in New Bedford, MA http://normandinprincipal.blogspot.com

Massachusetts Connected Educator of the Month

50. @NMHS_Principal - Principal of New Milford HS (NJ): NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, Author, Speaker. New Milford, NJ · http://ericsheninger.com

51. @NMEACS - “The National Minority Educators Association for Charter Schools was created to allow the diversity in education, talents and resources to be cultivated. Michigan http://www.nmeacs.org(69,200+ followers, 100/100 twitter grader)

52. @NEAToday – The National Education Association’s official publication, committed to a great public education for all students. Get free resources, news & more!Washington DC · http://www.nea.org/neatoday

53. @NCTM – The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development. Reston, Virginia · http://www.nctm.org

54. @mytowntutors “Teachers are GREAT tutors! We connect parents with local teachers who tutor. Teachers keep 100% of fees. http://www.mytowntutors.com/blog/ Boston, Massachusetts and USA · http://www.mytowntutors.com

Connected Educator Profile: My Town Tutors

55. @msjweir - I’m a high school English teacher who loves to geek out with technology! Also, a mommy to a beautiful little girl! ON, Canada · http://msjweir.wordpress.com

56. @michellek107 – Teacher, EdTech, Prof Dev, Learner! Motto: If you’re teaching kids to prepare them for OUR world, you’re at least 20 yrs behind. Lone Tree, Colorado · http://avenue4learning.com

57. @mcleod – Associate Professor. CASTLE Director. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” Ames, Iowa · http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org

58. @mcarls – CABOCES Technology Staff Specialist after teaching HS Math in a block schedule for 11 years. Learning and sharing Tech ideas. Western New York · http://mcarls.blogspot.com

59. @mbteachK-8 Technology Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist in Philadelphia. Edcamp Foundation Board member & organizer. http://mbteach.com

60. @massteacher – The Massachusetts Teachers Association Boston, Mass. ·http://massteacher.org

Massachusetts Teachers Association – THANK YOU

61. @marynabadenhors - Lifelong learner. Interested in creating collaborative online forums and virtual classrooms. I have been called an ‘ungeeky ICT goddess’. I believe in karma. Global citizen (online) · http://marynabadenhorst.global2.vic.edu.au

62. @maggiecary – Teacher, writer, and mom to 2 great kids & 1 big dog. I write about, education, parenting & kidlit. Author of Secrets of the Crystal Cavern (1/2012 release). http://classroomtalk.com

63. @lizfrerich – I am a wife, mother, veteran elementary school teacher, avid reader, and enjoy crocheting. Interested in internet marketing and social media. Minnesota (USA)

64. @l_hilt - Elementary Principal, K-6 Tech Integrator/Coach, Reader, Writer, Connected learner! PA · http://lynhilt.com/

65. @learningfy - Curator of EdTech Weekly http://goo.gl/YWvVf, a free weekly newsletter on #edtech Vancouver, Canada · http://goo.gl/Bx8EG

66. @Larryferlazzo - Inner-city High School teacher — ESL & Mainstream Sacramento, CA · http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

67. @langwitches – Educational Consultant GloballyConnectedLearning.com 21st Century Learning Specialist- Technology Integration- World Language Teacher USA-Argentina-Germany · http://www.langwitches.org/blog

68. @KylePace - District Instructional Technology Specialist and Google Certified Teacher. Presenter. Love to learn. Love to share. #EdcampKC organizer. Proud Dad. Kansas City, MO. · http://www.kylepace.com

69. @kristenswanson – Authentic Education Consultant, Adjunct M.Ed. Professor, Google Certified Teacher, Edcamper, TedXPhillyEd Speaker, Keystones Tech Integrator, Leader, Learner Oreland, PA · http://www.kristenswanson.org

70. @kjarrett – Father, husband, Google Certified K-4 technology teacher leveraging social media in education. Blogger, workshop leader, lifelong learner, relentless optimist! Northfield, NJ USA · http://about.me/kjarrett

71. @kellyhines – Keeping Kids First – Wife, Mom, Learner, Leader, Teacher – NBCT, DEN Star, NC DEN LC Blog Chair, SMART Exemplary Educator & Certified Trainer Greensboro,NC · http://kellyhines.wordpress.com

72. @kathyschrock - Educational Technologist, DEN Star & Guru, Adobe Ed Leader, Google Certified Teacher (kathy@kathyschrock.net) Twitter RSS feed: http://linkyy.com/twitterfeed Cape Cod, MA · http://kathyschrock.net

73. @joycevalenza – teacher-librarian, learner, blogger Abington, PA · http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/

74. @jswiatek – District Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District, #edchat archivist. EdCamp Citrus organizer. Always looking for ways to engage students! Inverness, Florida, USA · http://www.jerryswiatek.com

75. @justintarte – Director of Curriculum & Support Services in a district of 3,000; learning & growing through group collaboration & sharing of ideas. I love technology & PD! St. Louis, Missouri · http://www.justintarte.com

76. @Joe_Mazza – Lead Learner @KnappElementary ~ @Penn_State alum & current @PennGSE doct student researching home-school partnerships 2.0 ~ Speaker ~ Writer ~ #PTchat Wed., 9PM Philadelphia, PA · http://joemazza.us

77. @janwebb21 – teacher and learner with passion for trying new ideas and using technology to enhance learning and teaching http://about.me/janwebb21/ iPhone: 0.000000,0.000000 · http://janwebb21.primaryblogger.co.uk

78. @intrepidteacher Teacher, learner, dad, bleeding heart, music and film addict. I want to share as much as I can with as many people as I can as often as I can. Singapore · http://www.jabizraisdana.com/

79. @ipadSammy – iPad lover, educational technologist for Eanes ISD, and 17 year elementary teacher. Love my family, the Chicago Bears, and discovering new #edtech to share! Austin, Texas · http://www.ipadsammy.com

80. @heyjudeonline - Educator, learner, blogger, librarian, technology girl, author and consultant. Playing in higher education. Innovation for life. Sydney, Australia · http://heyjude.wordpress.com

81. @gwynethjones -  Teacher-Librarian, LJ Mover & Shaker, GCT, ISTE Board of Directors, Speaker, Blogger, SL Steampunk, Den★, Xtc Fan, Pop Culture Ho, Cinephile, Geek, & Goofball!

82. @gcouros - Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for PSD70. Passionate about learning, ed. tech, and helping others find their passion! I like dogs :) Edmonton · http://georgecouros.ca

83. @flourishingkids – Elementary teacher/academic coach with a passion for building efficacy in kids. Author of “25 Super Sight Word Songs & Mini-Books” published by Scholastic. SF Bay Area, CA · http://www.allkidscanflourish.blogspot.com

84. @feedtheteacher – EFL Teacher, E-tutor and social media and technology enthusiast! I believe in the power of sharing and collaborating! · http://feedtheteacher.blogspot.com

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85. @Edudemic – A dedicated community of educators and technologists looking to enhance learning. Cambridge, MA · http://edudemic.com

86. @EducationMN – The union of 70,000 educators. Our members work in pre-K-12 schools and higher education institutions statewide. Saint Paul, Minnesota ·http://www.educationminnesota.org

87. @edmodo -The official twitter account for Edmodo. Make your classroom a community. http://bit.ly/pCk24J San Mateo, CA · http://www.edmodo.com

88. @dougpete – Educator, Presenter & always on the look for something new to learn. http://www.dougpeterson.ca I tweet about education, technology, Minnesota Vikings, Formula1 Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada · http://dougpete.wordpress.com

89. @dkuropatwa - Curriculum Coordinator for Digital Learning at St. James-Assiniboia School Division Always in beta ∞ß (My tweets express only my own opinions.) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada · http://adifference.blogspot.com

90. @DianeRavitch – I write about education. I blog at dianeravitch.net Brooklyn · http://dianeravitch.com

91. @DebChitwood – I’m a Montessori educator/writer, former homeschooler, and mother of two adult children. I love sharing ideas and activities and encouraging others! Colorado Springs, Colorado · http://livingmontessorinow.com

92. @ddmeyer I like to teach. Mountain View, CA · htp://blog.mrmeyer.com/

93. @davidwees – Father. Activist. Canadian. Educational technology consultant. IB & MYP Math & Science teacher. Geek & Skeptic. Passionate about education.

94. @daversa_g – ICT Teacher | Apple Distinguished Educator | Google Certified Teacher | He leads workshops to teachers and media professionals http://www.gianfrancodaversa.com Italy | Higher Education · http://it.linkedin.com/in/gianfrancodaversa

95. @Darcy1968 - Learner, educator, deputy principal, English teacher, university lecturer, speaker, photographer, blogger, music-lover & traveller.Playing with new Lytro camera Kiama, NSW · http://darcymoore.net

96. @dancallahan - Instructional Technology Specialist K-5 @PineGlenLTC by day, #edcamp Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-founder by night. Burlington, MA · http://remixteaching.com

97. @cybraryman1 – Educator & Writer trying to catalog the internet for students, educators and parents. http://cybraryman.com ÜT: 27.179819,-80.236438 · http://www.cybraryman.com

98. @cristama -  K-12 Instructional Coach with Missoula County Public Schools. I’m currently seeking my Ed Leadership credentials. Always learning, always sharing… Missoula, Montana · https://sites.google.com/site/mcpsinstructionalcoaches/home

99. @courosa - Professor of #edtech & #media, #education researcher, #connected educator, keynote #speaker & #open scholar – Faculty of Education, University of Regina. Regina, Canada · http://www.couros.ca

100. @coolcatteacher – Best teacher blog award winner, co-founder- Flat Classroom Projects, Conference, Digiteen, NetGenEd, known as the Wikinator by my students, author Camilla, Georgia · http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com

101. @CNNSchools – “CNN’s Schools of Thought blog covers education from a variety of perspectives that include policies, practices and people. CNN, Atlanta, GA, USA · http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/

102. @cnansen - District technology coordinator for 25 years. Apple Distinguished Educator. Google Certified Teacher. STAR Discovery Educator. Husband,father, grandfather Minot, North Dakota · http://pages.minot.k12.nd.us/blog/craig

103. @thecleversheep - I am a teacher-learner-collaborator, eager to engage in conversations with other learners. Project-based learning and Creative Commons are always on my radar. Komoka, Ontario, Canada · http://www.thecleversheep.com

104. @ChrisWejr – K-6 principal, teacher, learner, sports fan. Passionate about assessment, motivation, leadership, parent engagement. Proud father of toddler twin girls. ÜT: 49.2048791,-121.7464466 · http://chriswejr.com

105. @chrislehmann – Principal of the Science Leadership Academy Co-Chair – EduConPhiladelphia, PA · http://www.practicaltheory.org/serendipity

106. @chickensaltash – Headteacher at ISS, a bold scavenger who explores all sorts of different technologies and discovers new approaches to learning around the world. Seychelles · http://www.whydidthechickencrosstheroad.org.uk

107. @CATeachersAssoc – CTA represents more than 325,000 teachers, counselors, librarians, psychologists, nurses, community college and CSU faculty, and education support professionals California · http://www.cta.org

108. @blairteach – School Improvement Consultant (middle grades, ELA, SS, DI, literacy); former MS teacher/administrator; life-long learner; Mac user; USAF vet originally from MI. Atlanta, Georgia

109. @bjnichols - Executive Director of School Leadership, Google Certified Teacher, Doctoral Student exploring 21st century learning initiatives and transforming education. Newport News, Virginia · http://flavors.me/bjnichols

110. @baldy7 - Father. Husband. Educator. Blogger. iPhone: 42.363468,-71.057022 · http://transleadership.net

111. @avivaloca - Formerly @grade1. Went from 11 years of teaching K-2 to moving to Gr.6. Looking forward to this exciting new adventure! Ancaster · http://adunsiger.com

112. @arneduncan – The official Twitter page of the US Secretary of Education Washington, DC · http://www.ed.gov/

113. @anniemurphypaul – I write about how we learn and how we can do it better. Email me at annie@anniemurphypaul.com, or connect on FB at www.facebook.com/anniemurphypaul New Haven, Connecticut · http://www.anniemurphypaul.com

114. @AngelaMaiers – I believe these 2 words can change the world – #YouMatter – I’m an Educator, Author, Speaker passionate about literacy, learning, and power of social media. Iowa · http://www.AngelaMaiers.com

115. @andycinek – Be kind. Share. And remember that what we do is not about us, but for the students we teach Boston, MA · http://andrewmarcinek.com

116. @amandacdykes – Mom of a 4 & 6 y/o. Teacher who is passionate about using tech to ignite learning. Teach 6th science. #NASAsocial attendee. Love Bama football & Red Sox.

117. @alfiekohn - author and lecturer on topics in education, parenting, and human behaviorBoston area · http://www.alfiekohn.org

118. @AFTunion – “We’re 1.5 million teachers, paraprofessionals/school-related personnel, higher ed faculty, gov’t employees, & healthcare workers making a difference every day. Washington, DC · http://www.aft.org

We hope you have found this list helpful. We hope to add more to help teachers expand and improve the quality of their PLN. As we find more 100% twitter accounts for educators, we will add them to our list.

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4 Responses to 118 Connected Educators to Follow in 2013

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