|I have decided to utilize the Social Media Phenomenon, Instagram, as an instructional tool.|
My most recent integration is the Social Media Mainstay, Instagram. I have decided to utilize Instagram as my students engage in Book Talks.
Each week, students have to submit 4 videos to Instagram.
- Create a 15 Second Video Introducing the Book
- Create a 15 Second Video Providing a Short Summary
- Create a 15 Second Video Sharing Additional Information
- Create a 15 Second Video Rendering a Rating
For the students who do not have Instagram Accounts for whatever reason, they must:
- Write 6-8 Sentences Introducing the Book
- Write 6-8 Sentences Providing a Short Summary
- Write 6-8 Sentences Sharing Additional Information
- Write 6-8 Sentences Rendering a Rating
Both methods help me to engage my students with their reading materials. However, what I love about Instagram is the fact that the dialogue continues because students are able to comment and like the videos as a form of positive affirmation or constructive criticism.