Friday, April 02, 2010

Educators' Use of Twitter: Survey Results

This survey was open to participants from March 10 through April 1, 2010. The data was collected via a Google form. The survey was originally created by Emily Embury of C. Blohm & Associates ( for a session at COSN 2010 dealing with Twitter. She gathered data from the pre-registered educators for COSN, and summarized it online. 

I liked the survey, and, because her data set was rather small, I asked if I could send it out through my personal learning network to gather additional data.  She graciously agreed, and the only changes I have made on the presentation are the first three questions.

I sent out the survey link to 5800+ educators on Twitter, and asked them to share the link with those in their school and/or district, whether or not they were current Twitter users. I received 284 valid responses.

The first section of the survey was a collection of demographic data from the responders.

The second section dealt with personal and professional use of Twitter.

The third section dealt with school or district use of Twitter.

Here is a slide show of the survey results.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey. Feel free to use this data if you need it to justify the use of Twitter in your school or district, to provide data to get it unblocked in your school or district, or for any other reason. 

Citation for the study:
Schrock, Kathleen. (2010, April 2). Educators' Use of Twitter: Survey Results. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from