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25 Ed Tech Leaders to Follow


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Whether your PLN is overflowing or just starting to grow, this workshop will help you to refine your network to best suit your learning needs. I will lead you to interesting people who advocate for …

Whether your PLN is overflowing or just starting to grow, this workshop will help you to refine your network to best suit your learning needs. I will lead you to interesting people who advocate for the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. These leaders will challenge your assumptions, answer your questions and make you think. If you are not sure where to look for the right people, or you just want to learn about some fresh voices, you will leave this session with inspiring additions to your personal learning network. These ed-tech leaders write blogs, maintain wikis, UStream their keynotes and publish their podcasts. You can find them all over the cloud. Join us for a tour of the top 25. (P.S. This list will not include any of the presenters at BLC10 as you can meet them face-to-face.)

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  • Director of Tech + innovation, independent school, Montreal; English + Multimedia teacher, Team Leader to Africa with Education Beyond Borders
  • Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts
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    • 1. 25 Ed Tech Leaders to Follow Lisa Thumann Sr. Specialist in Technology Education Rutgers University Blog: Twitter: lthumann Bookmarks: lthumann Presented By:
    • 2. Define: Follow
        • Take a look at their blog or wiki
        • Join their online community
        • Send them a "shout-out"
        • View their social bookmarks
        • Follow them on Twitter or using another Aggregator
        • Listen to their podcasts
      • Add these educational technology leaders to your personal learning network (PLN).
    • 3. Image source: ...a suggestion...
    • 4. Ed Tech Leaders at BLC10 Howie DiBlasi Jeff Utecht Jeff Windsor Jim Wenzloff Dr. Joyce Valenza Julia Leong Kathy Cassidy Lainie Rowell Lee Kolbert Lisa Thumann Liz Davis Lori Collins Lucy Howard Marco Torres Maria Knee Michael Lambert Michelle Anderson Mike Dishman Pat Kyle Peggy Sheehy Peter Reynolds Dr. Richard Voltz Robert Goodman Russel Taylor Dr. Sara Kajder Seth Bowers Shelley Paul Sonny Magaña Stephanie Greenhut Steven Halper Susan Miller Teryl Magee Tim DiScipio Tom Daccord Traci Redish Tracy Barbaro Valerie Becker Adora Svitak Alan November Alas Media Amanda Marrinan Angela Maiers Bette Manchester Bill Seng Bob Pearlman Bob Sprankle Brad Ovenell -Carter Brian Mull Bronwyn Stuckey Carolyn Staudt Darren Kuropatwa David Jakes Dean Shareski Denise Altobello Dennis Richards Eric Marcos Geoff Gevalt Gillian Stewart
    • 5. 25 Ed Tech Leaders You Just Have To "Meet"
      • These folks advocate for the education community to effectively use technology to improve teaching and learning.
      •                                         (In no specific order.)
    • 6. Sharon Peters
      • Team Leader to Africa with Education Beyond Borders
      • Blog: We Are Just Learning
      • Twitter: speters
      • Sharon’s Wiki
    • 7. Scott McLeod
      • Associate Professor, CASTLE Director, Iowa State University
      • Blog: Dangerously Irrelevant
      • Twitter: McLeod
      • Bookmarks: McLeod
    • 8. Cathy Nelson
      • Library Media Specialist, Dorman High School
      • Spartanburg District 6, SC  
      • Blog: Techno Tuesday
      • Twitter: CathyJo
      • Bookmarks: CathyJoNelson
    • 9. Mark Wagner
      • Professional Development Coordinator for Computer Using Educators, Inc (CUE)
      • Blog: Educational Technology and Life
      • Twitter: MarkWagner
      • Bookmarks: MarkWagner
    • 10. Miguel Guhlin
      • Director, Instructional Technology Services, San Antonio ISD
      • Blog: Around the Corner
      • Twitter: MGuhlin
      • Bookmarks: mguhlin  
    • 11. Chris Lehmann
      • Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA  
      • Blog: Practical Theory
      • Twitter: ChrisLehmann
      • Bookmarks: ChrisLehmann
    • 12. Larry Ferlazzo
      • English Language Learner Teacher,  Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California
      • Blog: Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day
      • Larry's Lists
      • Twitter: LarryFerlazzo
    • 13. Jennifer Wagner
      • Online Project Coordinator,
      • Blog:
      • Twitter: JenWagner
      • Bookmarks: JLWagner
    • 14. Bud Hunt
      • Instructional Technologist, St. Vrain Valley School District, CO
      • Blog: Bud The Teacher
      • Twitter: BudtheTeacher
      • Bookmarks: BudtheTeacher
    • 15. Dana Boyd
      • Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society  
      • Blog: Zephoria
      • Twitter: Zephoria
      • Publications: papers
    • 16. Alan Levine
      • Vice President Community and CTO, New Media Consortium (NMC)    
      • Blog: CogDogBlog  
      • Twitter: CogDog
      • CogDogBlog Wikispace
    • 17. Kim Cofino
      • Technology Facilitator, International School Bangkok in Thailand
      • Blog: Always Learning
      • Twitter: MsCofino
      • Bookmarks: SuperKimbo
    • 18. Tom Barrett
      • Year 5 Teacher, Nottinghamshire, England Blog: ICT In My Classroom
      • Twitter: TomBarrett
      • Bookmarks: TBarrett
    • 19. Sylvia Martinez
      • President, Generation YES
      • Blog: Generation YES Blog
      • Twitter: SMartinez
      • Bookmarks: SMartinez
    • 20. Alec Couros
      • Professor of Educational Technology & Media, University of Regina
      • Blog: Open Thinking
      • Twitter: courosa
      • Bookmarks: courosa
    • 21. Ben Grey
      16 Director of Technology and Communications in Oak Lawn   Blog: The Edge of Tomorrow Twitter: BenGrey Ben’s Wiki: /  
    • 22. Steve Hargadon
      17 Founder, Classroom 2.0   Blog: Twitter: SteveHargadon Bookmarks: SteveHargadon  
    • 23. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
      18 Owner and founder of 21st Century Collaborative , LLC   Blog: 21stcenturycollaborative Twitter: snbeach 21 st Century Collaborative Wiki  
    • 24. Chris Craft
      19 6 th grade Spanish and Latin teacher in South Carolina   Blog: / Twitter: crafty184 Bookmarks: cmcraft  
    • 25. Helen Barrett
      20 Presenter and Trainer in Electronic Portfolios and Digital Storytelling for lifelong and life wide learning   Blog: E-Portfolios for Learning Twitter: eportfolios Website:  
    • 26. Vicky Davis
      21 Teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia   Blog: Cool Cat Teacher Twitter: coolcatteacher Flat Classrooms Projects  
    • 27. Wesley Fryer
      22 Digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent   Blog: Speed of Creativity Twitter: wfryer Wesley Fryer's Professional Wiki  
    • 28. Mary Beth Hertz
      23 K-6 Computer Science teacher in West Philadelphia, PA   Blog: Philly Teacher Twitter: mbteach Bookmarks: mshertz  
    • 29. David Truss
      24 Principal of a pre-K to grade 9 Foreign Nationals School   Blog: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts Twitter: datruss Bookmarks: dtruss  
    • 30. Kevin Honeycutt
      25 Technology Integration Specialist at  ESSDACK Website: Twitter: KevinHoneycutt Artsnacks   Image credit:
    • 31. The Person Next To You
      • Ask them where they are from and what their passions are when it comes to integrating technology into teaching and learning.