Instagram has long been a social media platform used by teachers to connect and share the wonderful teaching and learning happening in classrooms all around the world. Just as Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ bring teachers together, Instagram allows teachers to capture and share images of their classroom inspiring others with ideas, resources, and motivation to improve our profession.
After using Instagram socially since it launched in 2010, I recently created a professional account to connect with this community. In doing so I have been amazed by the ideas this network of teachers share every single day.
There are so many wonderful teacher accounts to connect with and follow, and like Twitter and other social media platforms, hashtags become your best friend to filter images to your specific interest. Hashtags that I have found really valuable to explore include;
I look forward to sharing my classroom and connecting with more teachers that utilise Instagram as a professional learning network. You can follow me at @misskyritsis
Eleni Kyritsis is an award winning Year 3 Teacher and Leader of Curriculum & innovation from Melbourne, Australia. Eleni facilitates professional learning workshops around the world that focus on unleashing creativity and curiosity in classrooms.