If you’re an Instagram user who likes to find new ideas for using technology in your classroom, I have a new Instagram account for you to follow. It’s mine! I created a new account that is simply titled Practical Ed Tech. This will be where I share some short video tips like this one containing five exit ticket questions and this one about using the I’m Feeling Lucky feature in Google Earth. Why?
There are a few reasons for this change.
- I’ve wanted to do something like this for quite a while but it was always a hassle to edit the video on my desktop then upload it via the Instagram mobile app. Now that Instagram allows you to post from a computer it’s a lot easier to edit and post as part of my normal workflow.
- I’ve always had a personal Instagram account, but I like to keep business and pleasure separate as much as I can. Creating the new Practical Ed Tech Instagram account accomplishes that.
- I went with Practical Ed Tech rather than Free Technology for Teachers because it’s slightly shorter and because it better aligns with my feelings about where the educational technology market is headed over the next decade.