100K and Counting: A Celebration of the EdSurge Twitter Community

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100K and Counting: A Celebration of the EdSurge Twitter Community

By Jenny Abamu and Jeffrey R. Young     Jul 26, 2017

100K and Counting: A Celebration of the EdSurge Twitter Community

News has followed audiences onto social media, so much so that a few years ago Poynter reported journalists and news organizations were some of the most active users on Twitter. EdSurge is no different, with more than 35,000 tweets and (as of this week) 100,000 followers. Thanks for helping us hit this milestone in the new-media landscape.

Here is some evergreen advice from folks in the EdSurge community who shared their thoughts during our twitter chats.

@RACzyz shared his ideas for switching up staff meetings for meaningful professional development during our Personalized PD Twitter chat in June.

@LFlemingEDU has a system for planning makerspaces she shared during our MakerED Twitter chat in May.

@Sharla_Berry’s creative ideas found their way into the @HigherEdSurge’s #DLNChat on experiential learning for online settings.

Beyond the Twitter chats, here are some tweets from the EdSurge community that add to the stories we publish through facts and fun commentary.

@funnymonkey, passionate about privacy and digital citizenship, consistently offers up his thoughts and at times broke stories.

@jenwilliamsedu took us book shopping with her tweet.

@FrankCatalano sometimes seems like an edtech news outlet of one, sharing EdSurge and edtech news around the web with fresh commentary.

@eileenrudden, of course, we love to see when folks in the community celebrate together.

@rec54 doesn’t always offer commentary, but the retweets speak for themselves.

@jcorippo has a lot to share with the EdSurge community.

@Katrinastevens, we appreciate those who try to keep us up to speed on all the events happening via Twitter.

A conversation on Twitter about our article about @MissionU got so good we decided to move the discussion to our podcast, where people faced off about the value of the model.

Thanks again for participating in the dialogue. We look forward to reading more of your ideas and views. And if you don’t already, we hope you’ll follow us here.

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