It was only recently that I used my personal account to start following some of my local teacher friends (mostly those from edcamp) and some how one day started to search for other teachers out there on Instagram. I think it was because my husband started using social media to support our business. It was working so well for him, especially because he was using hashtags like a boss, that I started looking for teaching hashtags, and low and behold teachers are as ever present on Instagram as they are on Twitter! Who knew? Not me!
So I started following more and more hashtag streams, I use the following the most:
And then I have also been working for the last two years to start "branding" our school by using the hashtags:
- #NAMSLearns (on anything I post that has to do with my job)
- #NAMSTechGurus (on anything that I post that has to do with my Tech Guru- student lead tech support)
It was through this awakening, if you will, of teachers on Instagram that I started following EdTechBaton, the set up is pretty simple; similar to a relay runners baton this account is handed off to other teachers to post 6-8 photos of the edtech in your life for that day. Two weeks ago I signed up, they were in need of a "runner" and my day was today! See the Instagram account page here!