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#WheresBooster Now? On Instagram, Of Course

It's easy to recognize Imagine Learning's most famous robot, Booster. He smiles and waves each time an Imagine Learning user logs on. And of course, he loves to give out lots of Booster Bits to his friends! Although Booster is usually content to spend time in Imagine Learning activities, for Valentine's Day he wants to travel to as many places as he can. And you can help him by following the instructions on this page.   Enter Imagine Learning's #WheresBooster Contest In past blog posts, we taught you how to draw Booster and use Booster's Valentine Creator to send a fun greeting to friends and family. But this Valentine's Day, we're trying something a little bit different with our first #WheresBooster contest on Instagram, open to both students and teachers.
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Social Media For Teachers - Instagram

Part I: Instagram How many times has someone suggested that you should post your classroom doings via social media? If you work with elementary kids, you might wonder if social media is age appropriate. Or you may be intrigued by the idea but have too little time to create an account. The fact is, most elementary school educators use social media for personal reasons—but they often have qualms about online social interactions at the office or in the classroom. Some worry about too much screen time in class. Then, there are privacy concerns to consider. Plus, some educators don’t feel that they know enough about social media to use it effectively. Regardless of how you feel about social media at school, you may benefit from learning how other educators use social networks. In this blog series, we’ll focus on the most popular social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. To begin, we’ll learn how Instagram works and why some educators use it at school.
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10 reasons we need social media in schools

Yesterday's #edchat topic on Twitter asked how social media and mobile learning devices could improve productivity in schools. Educators from around the world chimed in to share their own social media success stories and to advocate for its use in today's education system. Though some may still have concerns over accessibility and feasibility, most can agree: social media is here to stay. Take a look at 10 reasons why we need social media in schools, along with some great ways to implement it effectively.
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