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Research has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Center for Business and Social Analytics at MSU, the National Science Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation under award numbers (NSF REAL– 1420532, WT Grant - 182764)

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Michigan State University

College of Education

East Lansing, MI

Teachers in Social Media

In today’s fast paced world, people are increasingly turning to social media for real- time information and connection. People pay with their phones, check social media for their news, and talk through text. Social media in education is a spontaneous, grass roots movement originated by teachers themselves. 

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We find nearly all of our sampled teachers use Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers to acquire or share instructional content. 

80% of teachers access Pinterest at least once a month 

50% of teachers access Pinterest at least once a week

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Dr. Kaitlin Torphy

Lead Researcher and Founder 

Social media is a reflection of how teachers view themselves as teachers, how they view their practice, and how they view their pedagogical choices or aspirations.

Dr. Kenneth Frank 

Professor of Sociometrics

Who knows it might be Instachat in the future...

Social Media, Who Cares? A Dialogue Between a Curmudgeon and a Millenial 

Forthcoming in Teachers College Record

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