Thursday, October 3, 2013

Instragram for Education

Instagram for Education

Parents love to know what their children are doing in the classroom and what better way to let them know than by showing them?

Instagram is a great way to do just that!  At Sunrise Elementary, Mrs. Lightel created a class Instagram profile.  By adjusting her privacy settings, she is able to post her class photos on a regular basis. Parents can request to follow the private feed to be able to stay up to date with the classroom activities. Mrs. Lightel has the ability to accept or deny any requests, allowing her to keep control of who views the photos at all times.

She posts new pictures frequently and the parents are always excited to see what their students are doing and learning in class.  Instagram gives parents the ability to comment on the pictures Mrs. Lightel posts, in turn making parents to feel like they are a part of the learning environment.  Many parents don't have an opportunity to volunteer in the class, but by posting the photos, the parents can still feel in tune with the class. All in all, it is just a fun way to keep parents engaged in the learning process of their student.

1 comment:

  1. This is interesting, Chandra. Thank you for sharing!

    Do you know if any of the parents of Mrs. Lightel's students didn't approve media posting when they completed online enrollment?