Five to Follow on Friday
As we near the annual BETT conference in London, (#BETT13), the biggest educational technology conference in the world, I thought I’d list 5 British Twitter users who are highly influential in the UK. I’ll be returning to this theme again and again as there is an abundance of amazing Twitter teachers in the UK. This list of five is just a taster of the talent out there.
- @deputymitchell – David Mitchell is the man behind the Feb29th project and the Quadblogging project, which have been very popular in Ireland.
- @joedale – Probably one of the first education bloggers in the UK who specialises in MFL (Modern Foreign Language) learning. Joe give talks around the world about educational technology and has visited Ireland many times.
- @tombarrett – Tom Barrett is one of the world’s best known educational bloggers and runs so many different projects, it’s hard to catch up! Last I heard he is sharing ways to help children to share their stories using social media tools such as Google Maps.
- @ewanmcintosh – Another one of the more famous social media gurus from the UK who has set up his own consultancy business to help people in education use technology well in education.
- @johndavitt – Last I had heard, this man has moved to Ireland so he may very well be in the wrong list. John is known in Ireland for his annual unconference set on a beach in Mayo. I have yet to go there and as a husband to a Mayo woman, I can’t believe the conference isn’t waterlogged every year!
We’ll be back next week on the eve of BETT’s brilliant Teachmeet to showcase some more British talent.