10 Ways Students Can Use Instagram in the Classroom (with templates)

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media tools out there. Below is a chart from The Statistics Portal on the growth of users over the last few years. 

Many of the users are the students in our classrooms. I work at a high school and the two applications I see used the most by students are Snapchat and Instagram. Images are their world. They can tell full stories just with emojis alone. Below are 10 ways students can use Instagram (or a template) to showcase information: 

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Introduce self to the class, including likes and dislikes
Historical figure
His/her response to a modern day event/issue
Character from novel
Bio or his/her perspective on an issue
Math/Science concept in the world
How it feels about being used in the world
Cover of a book
Summary of a chapter or entire novel
Personal artwork
Artist statement showcasing written description of the work
Reenactment of historical event
Explanation of historical event depicted in image
Science experiment
Documenting the process taking place in an experiment
His/her opinion on a given topic, event, book, movie, etc.
Random image
Create a 6-10 word story about image

If you are using Instagram, make sure that you give them a classroom hashtag to tag their posts. This will make it easier for you to review their work. If you have students who don't have Instagram or don't want to use it for class, here are Google Slides Instagram templates you can use. You will need to be logged into your Google account to access and it will force you to make a copy. 

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