You’ve probably already seen this great infographic on social media from by en.gauge.media.
If not, take a look at the staggering statistics on the social media shift. Look at everything that has happened in the past 5 years. What do these numbers mean for educators? The easy answer is that it should not be able to ignore such a societal shift by filtering, banning or whatever you’d like to call it policies.
The Big Three: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
It’s hard to believe the evolution (revolution) of social media in the past 5 years. None of these services could have expected their spectacular growth. With this kind of shift it makes it clear to me that education must learn to embrace and incorporate this biggest shift.
As I looked through the infographic, the most surprising statistic for me was finding out that 80% of Twitter usage is on mobile devices. Seems high to me!
Even if your district does not support social media integration, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it on your own time. At the very least you will become informed on this shift and how communication has changed whether we like it or not. At the most, you will find a very rewarding social web presence that will enrich your life.
(infographic created by en.gauge.media.)