Twitter offers a real-world education, right at your fingertips. It is a wonderful tool for collecting information, much of it educational. You can find educators, librarians, museums, and more on Twitter. Read on, and youll find 100 of the most educational feeds on Twitter.
Here are Twitters professors, teachers, and other educators.
- @therefore: Read @therefores tweets to learn about emergent communications and new media.
- @mweller: @martinweller is an Open University professor.
- @drkent: Check out @drkent to learn about classical composition.
- @ProfCarol: Carol Dickson-Carr is a part time economics professor.
- @levarburton: LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow is an actor, director, and educator.
- @lessig: @lessig offers a look into the posts of a Canadian law professor.
- @hermida: You can learn about integrated journalism and new narrative styles from Alfred Hermida.
- @vargasl: Learn about marketing communications from Lauren Vargas.
- @coolcatteacher: Vicki Davis is a classroom pioneer.
- @jonbecker: Jonathan Becker discusses technology and educational leadership.
- @hmason: Hilary Mason can teach you about computer science and new media.
- @BarbaraNixon: From @BarbaraNixon, youll learn about public relations.
- @tp_da: Thomas Pliel is a public relations educator at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.
- @paulawhite: Paula White tweets about gifted resources, Apple, STAR, and more.
- @Justale: Alessandra Tussi twitters about teleworking, marketing, and productivity.
- @metromediaqueen: Tricia Thomas Twitter feed is all about Photoshop, arts, graphic design, and video production.
- @patrickstrother: Youll learn about advertising and public relations from Patrick Strother.
- @paulbradshaw: Paul Bradshaw tweets about web design and online journalism.
- @courosa: Alex Couros teaches educational technology at University of Regina.
- @stevekatz: Check out Steve Katz to learn about educational technology.
- @elemitrt: Tina Coffey discusses resources for instructional technology.
- @berniedodge: Bernie Dodge offers information about educational technology.
- @jmilles: James Milles is a professor of law at SUNY University at Buffalo Law School.
- @doctorious: From Matthew Gilbert, youll learn about English, IT, and business communication.
- @billgx: Check out Bill Genereux to learn about digital media and computers.
- @jayrosen_nyu: Jay Rosen is a journalism educator at NYU.
- @lauranicosia: Laura Nicoia is the Director of English Education at Montclair State University.
Libraries & Librarians
These Twitter streams represent librarians and important libraries.
- @librarycongress: Find out whats going on at the Library of Congress from @librarycongress.
- @jessamyn: Jessamyn West is a rural librarian geek.
- @yalsa: From @yalsa, youll learn whats happening with the Young Adult Library Services Association.
- @pfanderson: P.F. Anderson is an emerging technologies librarian.
- @Librarian: Check out @Librarian to look at libraries in a different way.
- @sljournal: The School Library Journal will tell you about news and book reviews for childrens and young adult reading material.
- @heyjudeonline: Check out Judy OConnell to learn about library and information services.
- @glambert: Greg Lambert is a law librarian in Houston.
- @LibraryJournal: @LibraryJournal offers library news, book reviews, and more.
- @LJBookReview: From @LJBookReview, youll find book news and book reviews from Library Journal.
- @kenleyneufield: You can learn about the social web from this community college librarian.
You can learn a lot from current events-stay on top of everything with these Twitter feeds.
- @BreakingNewsOn: Follow BNO News on Twitter, and youll learn about news as soon as it happens.
- @educationweek: Follow @educationweek to get American education news.
- @cnnbrk: By following @cnnbrk, youll get the latest in breaking news.
- @CNETNews: Check out CNETNews for a steady stream of tech updates.
- @giraffes: @giraffes offers updates on anything and everything to do with giraffes.
- @nprnews: On @nprnews, youll find the top news stories from NPR.
- @weather: Check out @weather to get the latest weather news.
- @CDCemergency: Learn about emergency preparedness from @CDCemergency.
- @SkyNews: Find breaking global news out of London from @SkyNews.
- @EcoInteractive: The Eco Preservation Society will help you learn about wildlife conservation and reforestation.
- @BBCeducation: On @BBCeducation, youll get details about news and education in the UK.
- @space: Youll find space and science news from @space.
- @EducationInfo: Education Info offers whats new in the education and job sectors.
- @bbcbreaking: BBC Breaking news offers the latest developments from the UK.
- @edu_tweets: @edu_tweets finds and posts interesting educational links.
- @nytimes: Get loads of the latest news from @nytimes.
- @whonews: You can learn about new developments from the World Health Organization from WHO News.
- @science: Follow @science to get the latest in science news.
- @foxnews: On Fox News, youll get a direct line to the latest happenings around the world.
- @EarthquakeNews: This Twitter feed from the USGS Earthquake Center will keep you up to date on earthquake happenings around the world.
- @googlenews: You can find breaking news stories and updates from Google news on @googlenews.
Museums & Facilities
Museums are great educational sources, even when they are on Twitter.
- @Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Institution is the worlds largest museum complex.
- @lifeandscience: The Museum Life+Science encourages followers to be curious and ask questions about the world.
- @NASA: Check out @NASA to get news from NASA.
- @StarEcoStation: The STAR EcoStation is an award winning non-profit environmental education and exotic wildlife rescue center.
- @mysticseaport: Mystic Seaport is the nations leading maritime museum.
- @jodrellbank: Jodrell Bank is home of the worlds third-largest steerable radio telescope and the MERLIN National Facility.
- @sciencemuseum: The Science Museum brings science to life and life to science.
- @DesignMuseum: If youre into contemporary design, be sure to check out @DesignMuseum.
- @philamuseum: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States.
- @whitneymuseum: The Whitney Museum has one of the worlds foremost collections of contemporary American art.
- @asianartmuseum: The Asian Art Museum is the largest museum in the western world devoted to Asian art.
- @TheMuseum: The Childrens Museum of Ontario shares fun facts and imagination tweets.
- @BigCatRescue: Through @BigCatRescue, you can learn about ending the breeding, trade, use, and abuse of big cats.
- @V_and_A: This museum in London is one of the worlds greatest museums of art and design.
- @houstonzoo: Find out whats happening at the Houston Zoo from @houstonzoo.
- @mediamuseum: The National Media Museum is devoted to film, photography, TV, radio, and the web.
- @Exploratorium: The Exploratorium museum will fulfill your curiosity.
- @TheWomensMuseum: The Womens Museum offers history of heroines and stories from 1500 to present day.
- @cincyartmuseum: The Cincinatti Art Museum has a huge and diverse collection of art.
- @brooklynmuseum: The Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest museums in the country.
- @hmns: The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers tweets that focus on science news and more.
- @henryartgallery: The Henry Art Gallery is Seattles oldest art museum with the newest ideas.
- @cmhouston: The Childrens Museum of Houston is a Playground for Your Mind.
Follow these Twitter users to learn about medicine, marketing, and more.
- @AllergyNotes: Ves Dimov, MD offers information about allergies on this Twitter feed.
- @BJMendelson: Brandon Mendelson shares information about cancer.
- @DrJennifer: Dr. Jennifer Howard is a licensed psychotherapist.
- @dannynic: Read Danny Nicholsons tweets to learn about Whiteboard.
- @SwampSchool: Marc Seelinger shares information about wetlands, environment, real estate, and green issues.
- @dianadell: Diana Dell shares learning games and more on her Twitter feed.
- @GrammarBlog: Learn about grammar with a dash of humor from @GrammarBlog.
- @designmeme: Check out @designmeme to learn about media studies.
- @chrisbrogan: Follow Chris Brogan to learn about social media, new marketing, and education.
- @SlideMagnet: From @SlideMagnet, you can learn about public speaking and presentation.
- @BernardHarris: Dr. Bernard Harris is a former astronaut working to change US education.
- @eduguru: @eduguru will teach you about web development and marketing for education.
- @TEDTalks: @TEDTalks shares ideas worth spreading.
- pbsteachers: You can find grade school learning and teaching resources from @pbsteachers.
- @_enlightenment: Enlightenment Media is an online degree enlightenment education blog.
- @LearnHub: @LearnHub shares lots of great links for education.
- @MarketingProfs: Read Ann Hadleys Twitter feed to get updated about marketing education.
- @GrammarGirl: Mignon Fogarty wrote a NYT bestseller about grammar.
- @donorschoose: Through Donors Choose, you can help provide public school funding.