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Posts Tagged ‘social media in schools’

25% Of Those 55+ Want Hashtags To Be Taught In Schools; 68.5% Of Young Adults Don’t [SURVEY]

1 In 4 Baby Boomers Want Hashtags To Be Taught In Schools, But 68.5% Of Young Adults Don't [SURVEY]

Results of a recent survey, which queried 1,000+ Americans nationwide and was sponsored by founder of Live Your Message Marisa Murgatroyd, demonstrate that Americans are divided when it comes to teaching social media in schools.

A full quarter of respondents aged 5+ thought hashtags should be taught in schools, whereas 68.5% of respondents aged 18-24 believed the opposite.

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How Is Social Media Used In Schools? Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 96 percent of students with internet access report using social networking technologies, and that three in five (59 percent) use these tools to talk about educational topics online?

Social media has revolutionised many industries, but it’s perhaps its impact on the classroom, and the education system as a whole, that is the most striking. Whether it’s through the use of private social groups, Facebook Pages, classroom Twitter profiles or blogs, school after school has embraced social networking, with some studies showing that, used correctly, these channels can have a positive impact on grades.

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