Episode 41 of the EdTech TV Podcast looks briefly at Pokemon Go and Instagram stories, and takes a look at California’s Higher Ed secret amongst teachers.
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People seem to be really lost about what to do with #instagramstories – for teachers this is GREAT! The temporary nature will solve a lot of the things I don’t like about IG. So here is how I hope people look at it:
Going to the zoo? PERFECT. Snap those shots for Stories! There will be some people that want to see 20 pictures of an elephants butt (like me), but a LOT of people won’t. Share for fun without clogging up people’s feeds. At an #EdCamp? AWESOME! There are probably 1 or 2 pics worth keeping to go back to, but stories are the perfect way for us to participate without being there. Load it up!
Your traditional wall now let’s you be a little more selective with your posts. If you’re at the zoo on a field trip, let us see that awesome class shot! If you’re at an EdCamp and you met your Twitter hero, you’d better post it! This is where the ideas and memories you TRULY want to share out should go. There’s a lot of value in permanent vs temporary sharing. This is probably Instagram’s greatest feature since its inception. Let’s make it awesome for everyone!
Higher Ed’s Dirty Little Secret
I have my own thoughts as discussed in the podcast about Community Colleges vs Universities. My thoughts are well reflected amongst teachers in higher education, at least in the fields that aren’t as heavily research based or trying to get famous people as professors.
Here’s an interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education reflecting changing thoughts back in 2012.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!