Google has no shortage of great education technology resources, including Google Apps for Education, so it’s no surprise that tech-minded educators and professionals have flocked to Google+. News sites, technology directors, researchers, and more all have something to say about educational technology on the social media site. Check out our list to find 25 great edtech accounts on Google+ and learn more about what others are doing in educational technology today.
Udemy represents education of the people, by the people, offering a community platform for building online courses. Follow them on Google+ to learn about their latest developments, how they’re using edtech, and cool courses you can take.
Follow Edudemic to learn about the connection between educational technology. Great posts include a discussion on how professors are using social media, an exploration of MOOCs, and an online safety guide for students.
- Jim Sill
Once upon a time, Jim Sill worked in the TV/video industry. Now, he brings his video background to the classroom, with a passion for educational technology. As a Google Certified Teacher, he has a lot to share, including some of the best presentations on edtech out there.
- Ed Tech Crew Podcast
Follow along with this podcast to learn about the latest developments in educational technology, featuring video interviews, conference highlights, and more.
- Phil Wagner
Phil Wagner works at Google, and his passion is developing how we learn. Follow him to see what Google has next for education.
- Ian O’Byrne
Ian O’Byrne teaches and researches educational technology. His specialty is studying the literary practices of online spaces. See what he has to say about the way students and educators can use online communication tools like Google+ and Twitter.
- Alec Couros
Professor of educational technology and media Alec Couros has a lot to say about edtech, particularly on the openness in distributed learning environments. Follow him on Google+ to learn how educators can embrace the full potential of connectivity tools.
- Bill Selak
Bill Selak lives in the space where education and technology meet. On his Google+ page, you’ll learn about his experience with the Google Teacher Academy, find cool tools for education, and hear his thoughts about edtech.
OnlineCollege.org stays on top of edtech, particularly in the higher education sector. Check out their page to find tips on using technology in college and beyond.
On Google+, any educational forum will naturally attract tech discussions, and this group is no exception. Find out what teachers, students, and parents have to say about tech developments in education.
This new group brings together education professionals, students, technologists, and more to discuss technology in education. Popular topics include distance education, apps, and success stories in edtech.
- Steve Hargadon
Steve Hargadon is the founder of Web 2.0 Labs, the creator of the Classroom 2.0 social network, a former employee of Blackboard Collaborate and a current educational technology consultant. Check out his Google+ page to learn from his great insight into how technology is changing education.
- K12 Education Technology
K12 Education Technology discusses cutting edge topics in educational technology for schoolkids, including 3D printing and engineering in elementary schools.
- Adam Bellow
eduTecher founder and president Adam Bellow is a great resource for getting connected to educational technology. Follow Adam’s page to see fun ways educators are bringing technology into the classroom.
- David Ashby
Follow David Ashby, an education technologist who is a big supporter of tech for schools. Check him out to find insights into using Google Apps for education, mobile learning, and more.
- Tyler Gayheart
Tyler Gayheart works at the University of Kentucky, finding ways to use modern technology to address age-old college issues. He’s especially interested in higher education online learning environments.
- Martin Cisneros
Martin Cisneros is an educational technology coordinator and Google Certified Teacher sharing the latest developments in the field. His account is a great place to find ways to implement and take advantage of educational technology tools.
- The EdTech Review
See what the EdTech Review has to say, and you’ll find out about technology that can help your classroom.
- Google Certified Teachers
Pop into this group to find educational technology insights from Google Certified Teachers.
- David Lee
David Lee’s Google+ page is all about educational technology, functioning as a great resource for edtech news, ideas, and opinions about educational technology.
- Molly Schroeder
Molly Schroeder loves to teach educators about using Google Apps for Education and other instructional technologies. Be sure to check out her account to find out how to put edtech tools to work.
- Google in Education
Google products, like Google+, have a major hand in educational technology. Check out this Google+ page to find out about news and tips for educational technology straight from the Big G.
- Kyle Brumbaugh
A self-proclaimed EdTech Guerilla, Kyle Brumbaugh’s account has lots of great insight for using edtech tools, professional development in technology, and social media in education.
- Yishay Mor
Yishay Mor teaches educational technology at the Open University, with a particular focus on technologies for participatory learning, collective action, and expression. Check out Mor’s Google+ to find highlighted TED Talks, MOOCs, and more.
- Tech in Edu
Check out this Google+ community to find great discussions on promoting technology in education.