eLearning Infographics shared this helpful visual along with the 11 facts copied below. The site also provides a full list of helpful teacher guides for all the different social media outlets, outlining best practices for using them with students.

11 Facts That Should Encourage You To Use Social Media in Your School for Educational purposes

96%: of students with internet access report using social networking technologies
75%: of 7th through 12th graders have at least one social media profile
63%: increase in the amount of time kids ages 2-11 spent online between 2004-2009 3
59%: of students who use social networking talk about education topics online2
50%: of those who talk about education topics online, talk specifically about schoolwork 2
35%: of schools have student and/or instructor-run blogs 2
46%: of schools have students participate in online pen pal or other international programs 2
49%: of National School Boards Association (NSBA) schools participate in online collaboration with other schools 2
59%: of schools say their students use social networking for educational purposes 2
27%: of schools have an online community for teachers and administrators 2
69%: of American high schools have banned cell phones 3
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