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I hope this post will be a handy reference guide, especially for those teachers new to social media technologies and how to integrate them into the classroom. This resource is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for finding the information and people that will help you make the transition into a ’21st century learning environment’. I intend for this to be a wikipost (I will update resources as they are shared with me by others), so feel free to bookmark the page and check in periodically for new material. Enjoy.

Articles for Understanding the Importance of Social Media in Education

Some Basics

Videos Explaining the Social Media ‘Revolution’

Social Media Revolution

Did You Know 4.0

The Machine is Us/ing Us

A Vision of Students Today



Blogs to Follow




Tips for Building your Network & Connecting with Teachers


Social Networks for Educators

Organizations & Resources

Further Linking


On Twitter – tech-savvy educators to connect with

@web20classroom – Steven W. Anderson; technology educator
@hrheingold – Howard Rheingold; prolific author & educator
@rmbyrne – Richard Byrne; teacher & educational technology blogger
@tonnet – Milton Ramirez; educator, blogger
@edutopia – info for what works in public education
@TipsForTeachers – Joel Heffner; instructional tech for teachers
@frankiesuther – KSU student; education technology
@Twilliamson15 – Todd Williamson; science teacher, tech junkie
@hmundahl – Hans Mundahl; educator; experiential learning & technology
@21stcentskills – Shawn Kimball; student-centered technology integration specialist
@akamrt – Gregory Thompson; progressive educator, EdTech blogger
@carl_young – Carl Young; English educator at NC State
@halavais – Alex Halavais; associate professor in interactive communications
@stevehargadon – Steve Hargadon; educational technologist
@c4lpt – Jane Hart; social learning consultant
@kate__k – Karen Schweitzer; former teacher, MIT grad, working for an education startup
@scmorgan – Susan Morgan; teacher; educational technologist
@daveandcori – David Andrade; physics teacher; educational technologist
@cliotech – Jennifer Dorman; Account Mgr for Discovery Educator Network; adjunct prof
@InnovativeEdu – Lisa Nielsen; mgr in Office of Instructional Technology, NYC DOE
@cmalamed – Connie Malamed; author & eLearning specialist, Information & Visual Designer

you can also follow this list, made by @ShellTerrell, and connect with over 300 educators worldwide

Live Chat on Twitter

#edchat – every Tuesday Night from 7-8pm EST; to learn more click here


Anyone aware of other good resources to provide teachers an entry point to social media, please let me know! I don’t want the list to get overwhelming, so simple, concise resources are best.