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Why Students Like Social Media But Schools Don’t

STUDENTS E SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE Students' lives are online in increasingly mobile and social ways. Surveys show students want learning and schools to follow suit. How can schools harness this social force for learning, while attending to some persistent concerns? ... Mobile Web to replace wired internet access by 2015. IT'S WHERE THEY LIVE- Children aged 2-11 12-17 73% Social networking and blogs now account for nearly 43% of students in grades 9-12 say social networking sites are their primary mode for communicating with friends online. 14 of wired American teens aged comprise nearly 16 million, or 1/4 9.5%. of the active online universe. of the time Americans spend online. use social networking sites. 12 IT'S UNSTOPPABLE – At schools that ban mobile IT'S PART OF THEIR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT - 1 in 10 admissions officers devices, 63% of students use them anyway. 181 IT'S HOW THEY WANT TO LEARN - 63% of students grade 6-12 want online textbooks that allow them to communicate from the top 500 colleges check out applicants' social networking profiles during their decision making process. 151 IT'S WHERE THEY WANT TEACHERS AND EXPERTS- with classmates; 40% generally want online texts with collaboration tools. 4) One third of middle and high school students want their schools to provide tools to electronically communicate with their teachers. 4 IT'S AN OVERHYPED DANGER - IT'S NOT JUST WHERE THEIR FRIENDS ARE –- 67% of teens think most IT'S THEIR REFERENCE DESK- 62% of online teens get news about current events and politics online; 17% use the Internet to get info on hard-to-discuss topics like drugs. 2 One-half of parents say they communicate using social networking tools (4 and 80% of colleges use the Facebook platform bullying happens offline 9; .08% students who say to recruit applicants, 15) and about half of employers screen applicants' social media presences. m they've actually met someone in person from an online encounter, without permission from their parents. po BUT SCHOOLS ARE CAUTIOUS... , IT'S DAMAGING – IT'S A DISTRACTION- IT'S A HAVEN FOR BULLYING - IT'S HARD TO MONITOR- Of colleges making use of students 69% of American high schools one in three online teens More than two thirds have experienced online harassment. 19) (35%) of teens with cell phones admit to cheating at least once with them. 18) have banned use or even online profiles, 38% said that what they saw "negatively affected" their views of the applicant. 15) possession of mobile devices on school grounds. [8] Sources: Nielsen [1, 3), Pew (2, 7, 9), Project Tomorrow [4]. Kaplan [5), International Data Corp. [6). MSNBC [8), National School Board Association [10], Mashable [11]. Members of media and the public are welcome to post the downloadable PDF of this infographic provided that no alterations are made and that the posting is for educational, noncommercial purposes only. O 2011 ASCD. All rights reserved.

Why Students Like Social Media But Schools Don’t

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Social media is here to stay. Students love it. Teachers love it. But there’s a disconnect in there somewhere.This infographic details some of the biggest details from the report and shows what we a...




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