Top 25 Social Networks for Educators

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Below is a list of some very good social networking websites for teachers. Check them out and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

1- Classroom 2.0
the social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network.

2- Freshman Transition Network
This one is dedicated to helping schools transition freshmen into successful high school students.

3- Interactive Whiteboard Revolution 
A community of educators interested in developing better pedagogy with IWBs .

4- Edutopia
A community of 45,000+ teachers, administrators, parents, and individuals passionate fo change in education (located on

5- Teachers 2.0
Teaching in the digital age.

A network of educator message boards, divided by interest group, areas of s specialization, grade level, and social interests. Monthy newsletters, Harry WOng exclusive articles, and live chats with fellow educators make this network a worthwhile boo

7- Digital Citizenship
Great resources for educators.

This is a social networking website that makes is easy for anyone in the education community to connect with peers, share information and best practices, spread innovative ideas, and provide professional development.

9- EdtechLeaders
This is for teachers who participated in an online Web 2.0 course provided by the MA Dep of Ed and EDC. The resources in this ning are open to anyone and all are welcome to join

10- Global Classroom
A social network of students, teachers and adult learners who want access to education and top educators across the globe. Providing free online classrooms for Teachers in order to integrate the internet into today's classrooms.

11- Instructional Designers
This an open group for people who develop instructional materials.

12- iTeach
This a site for teachers to share and learn about both technical and nontechnical resources.

13- OnlineProjects4Teachers
Great for Linking Teachers Together

14- Tapped In
This is a professional educators' collaborative with over 600 professional development groups, university and K-12 classes.

15-The Teacher Collaborative
A social network of teachers and educators attempting to integrate technology into current curriculum practices by developing global project ideas and classroom partnerships.

16- Virtual Staffroom Podcast
Conversations with leading educators about technology in the classroom

17- Plurk
A social network similar to Twitter.

18- Sophia
This Is a new (beta) social network for education with several free lesson plans, private group (study) creation, and online tutoring.

19- Learn Central
Get to learn via video conferencing

20- ISTE Community
International Society for Technology & Education is a great place for educators to come together and collaborate on technology issues.

21- WhoTeaches
Is a new (beta) network designed to bring students, parents, and educators together.

22- Technology Integration in Education
This is a wonderful social network created by Greg Limperis that is similar to Classroom 2.0

23- The 21st Century Teacher
This Is a new social network designed for teachers help them facilitate using technology in the classroom.

24- Better Lesson
More 1000's of resources can be found here as well as collaborating w/ other educators .

25- Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
A Great online community designed to facilitate online collaboration and increase teachers technology literacy.