Speak Up 2015 Findings
Students (grades 6-12) are more likely to learn about future careers from social media than from summer camps.
How often do high school students use social media?
|Often or Always||Sometimes||Rarely or Never|
|Social Messaging Apps||49%||17%||35%|
Social Media Use in School
43% of students (grades 6-12) say not being able to access social media tools at school is a problem.
46% of all teachers (and 57% of first-year teachers) have pinned a lesson plan idea on Pinterest.
77% of administrators say they use social media tools to communicate with parents and students; 23% say Twitter can be an effective tool for those communications.
55% of parents want to receive text messages from their child’s teacher or school – a 10x increase from 2010 when only 5% of parents had this preference!
When it comes to tech tools in a dream school…51% of students (grades 6-12) said social media tools are included in their definition of the ultimate school so they can connect and collaborate with others. Only 1 in 5 parents agree.
Source: Speak Up 2015 Research Project for Digital Learning Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 505,676 students, parents and educators nationwide. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org.