Twitter has re-shaped the way we uncover knowledge, allowing communities of likeminded people to come together and share the most engaging, inspiring content from across the web, and teachers are by no means an exception.
The influential UK Twitter users on this list have dedicated their time to helping fellow teachers discover useful resources, tactics and lesson ideas, and are well worth following for anyone working in education.
Primary school teacher turned educational speaker, Martin Burrett is current editor of UK Education Magazine, the monthly roundup of top news from the UK Education Chat community. Under the username @ICTmagic, Burrett focuses especially on how technology and digital resources can be used to enhance learning in the classroom.
East London history teacher Peter Phebey is a committed Twitter user, regularly sharing news and photos of his classes’ latest activities to inspire other teaching professionals, including projects, innovative lesson formats and school trips.
Alongside teaching, Rachel Jones curates Create Innovate Explore, a blog offering resources and tips on more engaging, effective methods in the classroom, including practical examples on how to integrate new tools and websites into the curriculum.
Assistant Headteacher J W Barton is an invaluable source of information on current affairs in education, upcoming events for educators and motivational quotes to spur on teachers. Alongside this activity, Barton also has a knack for scoping out interesting educational resources on Twitter from other users, using regular re-tweets to bring content to his followers’ attention.
A relatively new Twitter user, @teacherbubble has already proven worthy of a follow thanks to their fun, innovative approach to sharing tips through stick-men style single frame cartoons.
Who’s your champion of #UKEdChat on Twitter? Pass on your recommendations for other top tweeting teachers to create closer connections between the UK’s dedicated network of education professionals.