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Communication Tools to Connect Your Classroom to the World: Instagram

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Instagram is an app that is a fastbeautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.  Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram — it’s that easy. You can even share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. It’s a new way to see the world.  Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?

Click Here To Go To The Instagram Site

Click Here for the iOS Instagram App

Click Here for the Android Instagram App


Examples of Instagram in the classroom



Ideas for using Instagram in the classroom

10 Ideas Via John T. Spencer

10 Ideas Via We Are Teachers

5 Ideas Via Emerging EdTech

Instagram to Document Ideas

Resources to Get You Started

Video Tutorial Via Lynda.com

Teaching with Instagram

Instagram’s Best Via Scoop.It

Instagram in the Classroom Via FactsMgt

Instagram Tutorial Via JenThousandWords

Instagram Video Tutorial Via Mashable

Ways to Use Instagram in Your Classroom

  1. Share school success stories in pictures through social media.
  2. Capture and share examples of student learning for parents and the community.
  3. Create collections of photos to discuss as anticipation activities.
  4. Tell the story of an experience or process through multiple perspectives in photos.
  5. Have students create photos to enhance writing projects.
  6. Have students go on a photo scavenger hunt/safari.
  7. Create classroom openers/ writing prompts/ thinking prompts.
  8. Have students recreate images/scenes from history or literature.
  9. Have students document their progress as they work through projects.
  10. Build community by collecting memories of shared experiences that students can return to.

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