We love Twitter. Not only is this social media platform a powerful way to engage with a large audience, but it is also a great way to gain and share knowledge. You can use it grow your professional learning network, or to simply check in on the latest buzz.

Whether you are new to the Twitter-sphere or well on your way to building a following, finding a good base of education leaders, organizations, news outlets and schools to follow is key. Here are some of our team’s recommendations:


EdLeaders & Advocates

  • @jecabrera12: Juan Cabrera, EPISD Superintendent
  • @MiamiSup: Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade superintendent
  • @SuptChang: Tommy Chang, Boston superintendent
  • @S_Dallas_Dance‏: Dallas Dance, former Baltimore Co-superintendent
  • @jondeane: ‏Jon Deane, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative
  • @Classroom_tech: Greg Garner, Friday Institute
  • @DeborahGist: Deborah Gist, Tulsa Superintendent
  • @tgrierhisd: Terry Grier, former Houston superintendent
  • @VirgelHammonds: Virgel Hammonds, Knowledgeworks Chief Learning Officer
  • @PUSD_supt: David Haglund, Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent
  • @mjmsuper: Michael Martirano, Interim Superintendent of Howard County Public School System 
  • @Carlos_Moreno06: Carlos Moreno, Big Picture Learning Executive Director
  • @erinmote: Erin Mote, InnovateEdu
  • @thomascmurray: Tom Murray, Future Ready, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • @kalebrashad: Kaleb Rashad, High Tech High Director
  • @E_Sheninger: Eric Sheninger, International Center for Leadership in Education
  • @bstackbu: Brian Stack, Sanborn Regional High School Principal
  • @LiangVergara: Chris Liang-Vergara, LEAP Innovations
  • @LouisianaSupe: John White, LA chief
  • @ziegeran: Randy Ziegenfuss, Salisbury Township School District Superintendent

Edtech News & Media

Thought Leaders

Cool Schools

Foundations & Impact Organizations

EdTech Orgs

Further and Higher Learning

Maker & Project-based

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  1. Suggest add @GrantLichtman in Thought Leaders
    He is doing fantastic work helping schools change, has two books and a new one coming out.
    More info at grantlichtman.com


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