Front Row Education, Inc. recently asked 1,000 K–8 teachers how they’re using social media personally, professionally, and as a communication tool with parents and students. Here are some of their key findings:
■ One in five use social media at least monthly to communicate with students or parents. Google+ is the most widely used platform.
■ 71% use Facebook daily for personal use, 33% use Google+, 32% use Pinterest, 27% use Instagram, and 18% use Twitter.
■ 69% use Pinterest weekly for personal use, and 67% use it weekly for professional purposes.
■ 44% use Facebook weekly for professional purposes (vs. 82% for personal use).
■ 17% of teachers in the West use Google+ daily for professional use (vs. 28% in other regions).
■ Daily Pinterest use for professional purposes is highest in the South (34%) and lowest in the Northeast (20%).
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