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Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom

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I didn’t understand the pull of Instagram the first time I heard about it. To me, it sounded like a fancy app that would take regular pictures and make them look like they were crappy, old photographs. Eventually, though, I changed my mind. I saw the artistic side of the app and eventually began to see the social interaction. Instagram became another layer of sharing our world and telling our stories.
After spending a few months using it, I see a powerful element that I had failed to understand before. Instagram reminds me to pay attention. I know. I know. Technology pulls us away from our senses.
And yet, for me, Instagram has done the opposite. I’m paying attention more closely to the beauty in my world. When my mind wanders, it doesn’t always move into the abstract. I’m looking for beauty around me.
So, with that in mind, I’m thinking of ten ways I might use Instagram with my students next year:
Full Text: Education Rethink: Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom.

52 cool facts about social media

Social Media

Here are some highlights.

  • 25 percent of Facebook users don’t bother with any kind of privacy control. [If this is you get some help on this]
  • 750 tweets per second are shared on Twitter.
  • LinkedIn’s revenue has doubled every quarter for the last two years.
  • The average visitor spends 15 minutes per day on YouTube.
  • Pinterest drives more referral traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.
  • Google+ is adding 625,000 new users every day.
  • Klout has 50 times more traffic than PeerIndex, its closest competitor.
  • Tablets took just two years to reach 40 million users in the U.S. It took smartphones seven years to reach this figure.

Read the Full Text here: 52 cool social media facts | Articles.