Instagram allows teachers and students to communicate through shared images, short video clips, and captions. Instagram has the potential to increase student collaboration, provide evidence for student understanding, and authentically showcase student work.
You can utilize existing student expertise by leveraging Instagram to engage students and enhance their learning. Instead of students learning how to use a new platform or device for school, take advantage of their social media savvy on Instagram!
If you aren’t sure about using Instagram in a classroom setting, try 8 Questions to Consider Before Starting a Class Instagram. Otherwise, let’s take a look at some great ways to use Instagram in your classroom!
Reminders and Information
Use Instagram to share important information and reminders with your students in a visual format. There are a few examples below of how I reminded students about coming in to make corrections, of important schedule changes, of key concepts from class, and how to contact me after a snow day.