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School Principals’ Practices on Social-Networking Sites

October 15, 2010 1 min read
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A recent report from edWeb.net, School Principals and Social Networking in Education: Practices, Policies, and Realities in 2010, shows how involved principals are in social-networking sites vs. teachers and librarians and how they see such sites working to improve schools.

Principals Were Less Likely Than Teachers or Librarians to Have a Social Network

Question: Social networks are growing rapidly in popularity. Are you currently a member of or have you ever joined a social-networking website like Facebook, MySpace, Ning, LinkedIn, or one of the social-networking websites created for educators (e.g., We Are Teachers, edWeb.net, etc.)?

Answer:

SOURCE: edWeb.net

An Overview of Principal Awareness of Social-Networking Websites

Results for principals who have joined one or more social networks:

SOURCE: edWeb.net

A version of this article appeared in the October 20, 2010 edition of Digital Directions as School Principals’ Practices on Social-Networking Sites

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