All good teachers know that making assignments, even formal assessments, relevant for students is key to an engaging classroom. And by relevant, I mean…..some sibilance of the outside world.
Last month, I had the privilege of teaching the Roaring 20s to an eighth grade class. It was super fun to talk about such a wild decade!
The goal was for students to illustrate their knowledge by filling out an Instagram Template.
Their instructions were to:
- draw a relevant image
- write a caption
- and use five hashtags for each.
The results were hilarious and educational. I would recommend it’s use for grade 6-12 as younger students may not have been exposed to Instagram (yet).
Additionally, hashtags are a great way to show understanding because you only use the key words associated with the posted picture.
Here is a free Instagram template you can use with any subject.
I would love to see how you use Instagram with your students of all subjects!