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.