I use Facebook, but sometimes it’s a love-hate relationship. I enjoy catching up with friends, but political posts and excessive crabbiness can drive me crazy. Crazy!
I have yet to really get sucked into Twitter. In my mind, Twitter is like another Facebook only with lots of hashtags.
Pandora? Google Play? Spotify? *shrug*
But my media habits don’t really matter to you. What matters is how your students are using media. I found this report on tweens’ and teens’ media usage to be really interesting and somewhat surprising. Here are my fave takeaways.
Teens and tweens (ages 8–12) use social media, but to them, it isn’t the coolest thing ever. They get more enjoyment from listening to music or watching TV.
Tweens use media six hours a day, on average. Six hours! (It seems like a crazy amount of time to be staring at a screen.)