Five to Follow on Friday
With so many Irish teachers tweeting, it’s always going to be hard to pick five to start our series off. Each week, I’ll be showcasing Twitter users who I think are worth following. I’ll attempt to get some sort of theme into it as time goes on and if I leave anyone out of a list, please add them to the comments below. This week I think I’ll showcase the people who got me started on Twitter. These mainly come from a list of Twitter users I first came across in 2009 and they are still tweeting!
- @johnmayo – could be accused of being the first Irish teacher to ever tweet! John is one of the most useful teachers to get to know on Twitter and always makes a new Tweeter feel right at home. John also has great links with UK educators.
- @donenda – a wonderful educator that has been tweeting from the start. Enda’s tweets have introduced me to lots of different tools on the web and I believe he is one of the the only Irish teachers to have created a Twitter app!
- @magsamond – another early embracer of Twitter, I think we started tweeting the same week. Mags is a hugely supportive educator who is also the face of the wonderful CESI Meets that all teachers should attend.
- @fboss – the man who started #edchatie. Without Fred, it’s doubtful that we would have so many teachers tweeting.
- @rozzlewis – I would be killed for not adding my wife to my first list of recommendations! However, aside from that, Rozz has been tweeting almost as long as me and tweets about all things educational as well as all things literary. Her tweets have introduced her to some leading writers and educators and a number of lessons in how to tweet effectively can be learned by following her.