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June 10th, 2013
How districts support social networking in schools
By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
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Despite restricted network access and concerns about student safety, more and more schools are using social networking in classrooms in an effort to give students a more robust digital learning experience.
According to a new Edudemic infographic, overall, some of the most popular social networking tools in school include Skype, Facebook, and YouTube.
Ninety-six percent of students with internet access said they use social networking technologies, including chatting, texting, blogging, and online communities. Thirty percent of students have their own blogs, and more than 1 in 6 said they update those blogs at least once a week. Fifty-nine percent of students who use social networking said they talk about education-related topics online, and more than 50 percent talk specifically about school assignments.
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