Top 10 Twitter Education Influencers

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We sometimes find it hard to know who to follow and how to navigate the fast-paced feed of Twitter, so we decided to inject a little maths into the equation to devise our list of the Top 10 Twitter Education Influencers.

What were the results?

The winner was TeacherToolkit but Barnsley College are climbing up the ranks! Don’t worry, we’ll be updating our Top 10 periodically so that the rising stars are recognised.

Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments. There is bound to be some contention!

Twitter Handle Description Klout Score
TeacherToolkit Est. 2010 | Classroom Ideas | Teacher Training | School Resources | No.1 Education Blog in the U.K. | Top-50 #EdTech Brands Worldwide | Influential 209.4284253
barnsleycollege BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2017. We’re also rated outstanding by Ofsted and have Yorkshire’s happiest students according to a recent DfE survey! 154.0646237
SLTchat Founded in 2011 #SLTchat (Senior Leadership Team) hosts discussion for ALL teachers interested in UK school leadership. DfE recognised: Sundays at 8.00PM-8.30PM 118.0643223
barton_jw AHT @erdingtonacad @Fairfax_MAT | Associate @Ambition_SL | Governor @StBarnabassch |@educationgovuk #womened coach |#SLTchat #ukedchat 96.57100204
TheFrogBlog Irish science teacher @HumphreyJonestweeting on the world of science and science education. Blog no longer updated but I still have things to say. 76.66785937
Mr_Kitney Dad and Home Educator. Parenting, Lifestyle, Food & Education blog. Award Finalist #MADBlogAwards 2016 & #KentDigitalAwards 2017 67.01052457
ShellTerrell International Speaker, Author, Founder of , @EdSpeakersCo & #Edchat, #RoscothePug’s & Savvy’s mom. Admin @TESOL 64.49607654
InnovateMySchl We collaborate with passionate educators via #IMSLive events, guest articles and more. Sign up at: #EdTech, #UKEdChat, #High5aTeacherDay 63.92232647
oldandrewuk Teacher. Any attempt to suggest that the word battleground in my blog title refers to my classroom or my students indicates you have lost the argument. 63.87779764
PrimaryRocks1 Primary (Children aged 4-11) focused edchat on Mondays 8-9pm UK time. Come & join us. #PrimaryRocks Created by @gazneedle & @redgierob to promote Primary Ed 63.37267218


How did we do it?

We use a system called Klout to provide a Klout Score: “The majority of the signals used to calculate the Klout Score are derived from combinations of attributes, such as the ratio of reactions you generate compared to the amount of content you share. For example, generating 100 retweets from 10 tweets will contribute more to your Score than generating 100 retweets from 1,000 tweets. We also consider factors such as how selective the people who interact with your content are. The more a person likes and retweets in a given day, the less each of those individual interactions”. Let us know if you think the Klout score has done these influencers justice!

We searched for 12 terms: Education Blog; Teacher Blog; School Blog; EdChat; Lesson Plan; Headteacher; SLTChat; UKEdChat; Ofsted; DfE; Teacher Retention; and, NQTChat.

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