Using Instagram and Pinterest as a Presentation Tool in the Classroom
Students today have multiple options when they are considering tech tools to use for presentations. Some of the standard tools students use are PowerPoint, Keynote, Haiku Deck, and Prezi.
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Students are currently studying World War II in my classroom. One of the elements we look at is how the World War II Generation, the Greatest Generation, was able to endure and succeed in this era. Students look at one particular character from Tom Brokaw’s book, The Greatest Generation. They are required to tell their character’s story from the war era using a tech tool in their presentation.
A few students have begun thinking outside of the box in regards to presentation tools. Students have been using Instagram and Pinterest as their tech tool. Here is a screen shot of a student using Pinterest.
Students are required to show artifacts from the World War II era in their presentation. For the Pinterest users they “pinned” their artifacts to a board for their World War II character. Here is a screenshot of Mollie’s pins.
One student used Instagram as his tech tool for the presentation. To use Instagram, Kevin found his World War II era artifacts, saved them to his camera roll on his iPad, then uploaded them to Instagram. Here is a screen shot of Kevin on his iPad using Instagram.
Here is a screenshot of Kevin’s Instagrams.
In what ways can you and your students use Pinterest and Instagram in the classroom?