SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS SOCIAL MEDIA USE AMONG TEACHERS

SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS SOCIAL MEDIA USE AMONG TEACHERS

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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