Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest – How Teachers Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Shea Bennett Comment

The massive growth in social media over the past decade or so has been hugely influential on almost every industry, and the teaching profession is certainly no exception – channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have quickly become very popular in the classroom.

Indeed, some 45 percent of K-12 (kindergarten through twelfth grade) teachers update a social networking site for work purposes – almost two-thirds (65 percent) have used YouTube to upload videos and eight percent use Twitter for professional tasks.

This infographic takes a closer look at how teachers can (and do) use social networking to stay ahead in the game.

(Source: Scholastic Instructor. Learn button via Shutterstock.)