"Loud & Proud" w/the Buffs
With the first weeks of school now long gone, it's time to start sharing all the things that are happening in your classrooms. At this morning's highschool faculty meeting, this theme continued, with the call to share out in the Digital Publication "The Stampede" that is being student produced. In addition, this sharing out while being "Loud and Proud' is shown on the Elementary's campus wide use of twitter and custom hashtags. This idea of sharing and telling our story has begun, so how can you tell your classrooms story? By being loud and proud, casting a wide net, reaching a larger audience, showcasing your teaching & your students' learning. One easy way to do all of this....social media.....I know some of you might be hestiant so here are some how-tos and 101s for the beginners, and experts alike.
Instagram is an image based sharing media platform. In the education world, the predominate users are Librarians, and Art Teachers. Anything that shares your message visually. Within the platform you still have the ability to hashtag your photo and add any mentions. Instagram also has some limited photo editing such as adding filters like the image here, some mild cropping, and captions. Librarians can share out their newest additions to the collections. Artists can share and promote their work that can be viewed time and time again.