Art teachers, even you can get in on the fun of technology integration! This is a great idea I took from a conference I attended this summer.
We all love Instagram; students, teachers, parents, everyone. Why not put the love of art and Instagram together? The problem is, students under 13 aren't supposed to be on Instagram, so we have to have a way to share out their work as well. We also want to make sure the right content is being pushed out to the public.
Art teachers can create an Instagram account for their classroom and post on behalf of students. This is great because the teacher can monitor comments and users, while still showing a digital art gallery! For example, we could have an account called "Hallsville Primary Art Gallery" and display Primary art. What a great way to show all that art AS it is created!
As with all social media, please fill out the correct Social Media forms with Marci (they can be found on our website!). And be mindful if you post student photos, we have some students who should not be photographed. Again, check with Marci or administration on this!
There is even an Instagram hashtag, search for #highschoolart, and you will see all kinds of great ideas!
Here's an example from an independent school, More House Art, and how they use Instagram!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom