25 Google+ Educators You Need In Your Circles

Nick Grantham is an Australian educator living and working in Ireland. With a background in education, engineering and e-learning, he founded Fractus Learning to connect people with a shared passion for technology and how it can bring education to life.

Google Educators

When Google announced their latest attempt at social media last June, Google+ took off in a big way. Since then some have persisted with the service and others have tapered off. But, with so much competition, the community is still growing and Google+ educators have been a large part of that growth.

Those that have stuck with the network are finding a social landscape very different to that offered by leading social sites as Facebook and Twitter. The site drives a different type of conversation and content, but who are the leaders in education on Google+?

Here is our list of  Google+ educators (in no particular order) who are driving the conversation on Google’s social network.

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  1. Dana Nguyen – Google employee focusing on K-12 schools and districts for Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education
  2. Eric Sheninger – Father, husband, high school principal, author, and speaker.
  3. Audrey Waters – Writer, Rabble-rouser, Folklorist
  4. Larry Ferlazzo – Teacher, Sacramento City Unified School District
  5. Esther Wojcicki – Educator/Education Tech Consultant
  6. Rich Kiker – Director of Online Learning, eLearning & Cyber School Architect, Instructional Technology Consultant
  7. Tom Barrett – Notosh Senior Consultant
  8. Steve Hargadon – Social Learning Consultant for Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate and the founder of the Web 2.0 Labs
  9. Vicki Davis – Teacher, author of the Cool Cat Teacher blog, co-founder of Flat Classroom projects and conferences
  10. Paul Allison – Teaching students how to engage in random acts of commenting kindness on YouthVoices.net
  11. Shelly Sanchez Terrell – International Speaker, Author, Teacher Trainer, and Education/Social Media Consultant
  12. Richard Byrne – Teacher, Ed Tech Blogger, FreeTech4Teachers.com
  13. Howard Rheingold – Online instigator, offline gardener, novice teacher, expert learner
  14. Phil Wagner – A maker who is passionate about how we learn
  15. Kate Messner – Author & Middle School English Teacher, NBCT
  16. Wesley Fryer – Educator, author, digital storyteller, husband, dad. Here for the learning revolution
  17. Jeff Utecht – International educator and educational technology consultant
  18. Marjorie Light – Author, Teacher, Techie
  19. Lee Kolbert – Educator, blogger, GeekyMomma’s Blog, Twitter, teachakidd, Discovery Educator STAR and GURU, Conference Presenter
  20. David Warlick – 30+ year educator and technologist, on a mission to help retool classrooms for 21st century teaching and learning
  21. Lucy Gray – Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator
  22. La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch – The Education STREaM, Inc. – Small Business – Family – Teaching and Learning – TUTOR-TALK
  23. Mark Wagner – Ph.D. Educational Technology
  24. Eric Stockmeyer – Coordinator for Instructional Technology
  25. Raymond Johnson – Graduate student at CU-Boulder studying mathematics education

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  1. Fractus Learning – BONUS #26: We couldn’t put up the whole list without a little self promotion (sorry). Use the badge below to add Fractus Learning to your circles and keep up on all our posts and conversations on Google+

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Have you stuck with Google+? Or has it become your forgotten network in this rapidly changing space?