25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education

Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they’re somewhere in the middle? Why, use the handy infographic below from Online Colleges of course!

Below you’ll see a guide to who is using social media (pretty much everyone is aware of it) to which actual social networks they prefer.

Surprising Info

  • Most teachers don’t use Twitter. They opt for Facebook and YouTube by a large amount
  • LinkedIn is preferred over both wikis and Twitter
  • Just about every social network can play a pivotal role in education, so it’s time to start learning about all of them!

Click here to download the PDF version of this infographic.


  1. Violetta

    July 30, 2012 at 4:15 am

    I find Twitter to be the best for connecting with teachers and educators. Great tips there to share.

  2. Linda

    July 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Why can I not find a link to email this to our principal??

    • Jeff Dunn

      July 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

      Just added that in as it was missing for some reason. You should be able to click the ‘email’ button on the left side of the page in the floating share buttons. Hope that helps!

      • Linda

        August 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm


        I must be missing something. What are “floating share buttons”? I see at the top of the article there are links for Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter, but I don’t see an email link and I don’t know what “floating share buttons” are. I’ve wanted to forward other edudemic articles to my principal, too, but I don’t see an email link. :(

        I love the info you guys cover!

        • Linda

          August 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

          I see where there seems to be an email link within the “stumble upon” icon. I’ve not used stumble upon, it that how I need to email it?

  3. Marc

    July 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Nice infographic! I think social media is essential, especially for college professors. If anything, it just opens up another channel of communication from students to teachers. The only downside, is that when a teacher opens up these mediums, it can be harder to manage responses in a timely manner.

  4. Faruk YILDIZ

    July 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I wish you could provide a vector based pdf for such infograms so we can print them as posters for our department ;)

    • Jeff Dunn

      July 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Sadly we can’t do vector-based but I could make it into a PDF if you’d like!

  5. Gwen

    July 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I would appreciate a PDF – thank you.

  6. Alex

    July 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I’m a member of the League of Women Voters and want to encourage local high schools to use social media more to gain knowledge of the election process this November. Of course, none have any $$$, so your ideas are welcome. Can most of these be used at the high school level? And cheaply?

  7. Amy B.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Jeff, this was terrifically interesting and helpful.

    Can you re-post the email link? It seems to still not be available . . . in the floating “share” buttons.


  8. MsJerrice

    August 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    May I also request this as a

  9. MsJerrice

    August 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    May I also request this as a PDF

  10. Kiannacone

    August 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

    A PDF would be great. Thank you!

  11. Kerri

    August 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    A PDF would be awesome. Thanks

  12. Nikka

    August 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    great content…i shared this to my students at Educational Psychology facebook group. Thanks.

  13. Jeff Dunn

    August 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    PDF is now available!

  14. Belaineh Mekonnen

    December 31, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I will use this as an immediate reference on my post so that I can easily flip to the best direction among the 25 while applying my career through the web. I am a graphic organizers addict in my life. This one is really my favorite. The moment I see this infographic I have pointed to the “Key”, then “teaching”, and gone to all destinies of green line that clearly prioritized 9 core ways of teaching for me, that enable to integrate the skills in word press, you tube, twitter and face book.
    Thanks the Online Colleges!

  15. Dr Rathinam Chandramohan

    January 6, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Yes. Alraedy linkedIn and facebook do find a place in imparting education. having a link with a group of students and following them can make us interact insitu and clear the doubts and knowing the mood the sharing of information on the subjects may be done. Its realy a gud idea.

  16. vivek

    January 7, 2013 at 1:59 am

    i am posting the same in my blog so as to spread this to my contacts as well and be more public also i am putting the the link of same in the blog