Saturday, September 27, 2014

I HEART Instagram!

I don't want to admit how late I am to the Instagram party, but let's just say the app may or may not have just been added to my phone this week....

Regardless, I'm SO excited about using it in my classroom! I've already gotten several of my parents to follow me, and I know they're enjoying seeing pictures of how their kids are learning. My hope is that this will give parents new ideas of how to work with their children at home.

I also love how motivating Instagram is, so I'm teaming up with Joanne's fabulous motivation linky. I often take pictures of my kiddos when they finish a project or activity, and that encourages them to complete it (and complete it well). Once they get their picture taken, they absolutely BEAM!


The other Instagram-y thing I like is that parents can share pictures of what their child is doing at home. One of our homework assignments this week was to take pictures of 3D objects at home and share them on Instagram. How fun is that?! Here are a few pictures that my students and their families shared:

Apparently Batman came to help on of my kiddos with his homework. I DIED laughing when I saw this!!

I'm looking forward to a year of Instagraming (because, honestly, I think I'm having more fun than anyone else!).


  1. Your students are soooo cute! What a great way to incorporate technology, families, and learning all in one! I love it! Batman was so motivated he dressed up for his assignment! :) Thanks for sharing and linking up Amanda!
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  2. This is great! I love that your parents are getting involved :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love that you're using instagram for homework! How fun!!

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