Inspired by both Pinterest and Stephanie over at Teaching in Room 6, I spent some time this morning creating signage for one of the first week activities I plan on doing. She has a great post with ideas for using kids' awareness of social media as part of her "get to know you" plans for the beginning of the year.
I decided to stick with the Instagram idea exclusively, since it's the only social media I use. I'm feeling slightly off balance with starting a new grade, so I want to keep it simple and stick with at least something I already know! I plan to use one of Stephanie's freebie Instagram pages per student, and then I'll create a simple "Instaclass" bulletin board with their "posts" and the signage I made. I love the template she made for the students to use. It gives kiddos the opportunity to draw and write about themselves in a format that a) most of them will think is cool and, b) they will likely be familiar with already.
I'll post pics later this week after the kids have done it, but in the meantime, feel free to use the signage I made for your own bulletin board. It's nothing fancy, but my own 7th grader dubbed it awesome, so I'm going with that. Click on the pic below to download the file. It includes this icon and a simple "Instaclass" label for your bulletin board.this link to check it out Stephanie's iAM All About Me activity and download the freebie she made for all sorts of social media. It's awesome.