History teachers and Historians on Twitter
@suzibewell, a PGCE Tutor at York University has asked for details of History Teachers and Heads of History who make use of twitter. Apparently her boss is a bit sceptial about the usefulness of Twitter for history teachers…
Now I’m not exactly a prolific tweeter but I find twitter, and other social media sites, to be really useful. They’re great ways of spotting great ideas, sharing thoughts, asking for help or advice. They’re also very useful in terms of being able to connect with people. There are loads of influential historians, authors and advisers online and the vast majority of them are willing to answer questions, share their ideas and point people in the right direction.
Here’s a selection of Historians / History Teachers who make good use of twitter. It’s a fairly short list – there are MANY more really good history teacher accounts on twitter, many of whom use the #historyteacher hashtag to help other teachers find their posts.
@1972SHP The Schools History Project twitter account.
@activehistory Russel Tarr is Head of History at the International School of Toulouse and webmaster of activehistory.co.uk
@andyfield Andrew Field created and maintains schoolhistory.co.uk
@CCulpin Chris Culpin has written numerous text books and is a former director of the Schools History Project.
@clchistory History Department of Cheltenham Ladies College
@dafyddhumphreys Dafydd is an Assistant Head who teaches history. He maintains learnhistory.org.uk.
@davew1968 Dave Wallbanks, Head of History and administrator of the School History teachers’ forum.
@drdennis Nick Dennis is an Assistant head, History teacher and Apple expert.
@Edexcel_History Mark Battye is Edexcel’s History subject advisor.
@estarnott Head of History and founder of the London History Teachers Network.
@foxburg Tony Fox teaches history in the North East. He has presented several times at the SHP conference.
@geraintbrown Geraint has written numerous articles for Teaching history.
@HodderHistory Jim Belben, publisher at Hodder Murray.
@jackdisco Donald Cumming is an Assistant Headteacher and the SHP regional advisor for Yorkshire.
@JohnDClare John D Clare is a prolific author and retired Deputy Headteacher.
@LA_McDermott Lesley Anne is a highly innovative Head of History and administrator of the School History teachers’ forum.
@marywoolley Mary Wooley is a PGCE tutor and member of the HA Secondary Committee.
@Michaelshp Micheal Riley is Director of the Schools History project.
@MrsThorne Sarah Thorne is a History teacher and soon to be published author.
@RichardMcFahn Richard McFahn is a history teacher turned advisor.
@SimonHarrisonHi Simon Harrison, Chair of the HA Secondary Committee.
I’ve missed a LOT of good History teachers who use twitter off this list. Please feel free to add to the list by adding comments.
Of course twitter is just one place where history teachers use the internet to network.
There are thousands of History teachers subscribed to the History Teachers’ Discussion Forum which allows for more in depth discussion.