Instagram – A Teacher’s Best Friend

Instagram is fast becoming a platform for classroom inspiration, over 1 billion people use Instagram every month (Hootsuite) and a huge percentage of these users are in fact teachers. Instagram is a great platform to discover classroom ideas and get a glimpse of what other educators are doing in their classrooms! From sharing resources within the teacher community to classroom decoration ideas, Instagram has it all.

Instagram for teachersSources: My Broadband, Unsplash, We Are Teachers and Movius.

In an ever-evolving educational landscape teachers must remain innovative. It is important for teachers to be adaptable and be connected with students and other educators. Did you know that 47% of teachers use social media to collaborate with other teachers? (Direct Network). Instagram is great for building a personal network to find like-minded educators to connect with. Teachers across the globe are sharing their go-tos and valuable advice, if you are stuck on where to start, begin by searching our suggested hashtags.

Instagram for teachersSources: Technobezz, Not Socks, Albcan and Class Messenger.

#teachersofinstagram – this hashtag features anything posted by teachers, from teacher fashion to lesson plans.

#iteach – this hashtag again features posts created by teachers, but with an increased educational focus. An advantage to this being you can specify your hashtag for various grade levels or subjects for example, #iteach1st #iteachart #iteachmiddleschool.

#teachersfollowteachers – this hashtag is great for teachers, the content is created by teachers for teachers. You will find anything from memes to bulletin board inspiration.

Do you use Instagram as a classroom tool? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to stop by our Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram pages to keep up with the Ellison Education team!

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