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5 Ways Teachers Can Use Instagram in the Classroom

Extending on our post last month about why Instagram can have a place in the classroom, Using Instagram in an Educational Context, this week we delve into

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Maryalene Laponie has listed 5 steps educators can adopt Instagram in classroom settings: Assign photo essays, creating writing prompts with photos, document science experiments and art projects, raise funds and share class activities. These steps enables educators to interact and establish a connection with students. Introducing Instagram in class activities can make lessons more interesting and engaging, which enable students to learn their material better #class
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What Instagram Video Means For News | ABC News

What Instagram Video Means For News | ABC News | Instagram | Scoop.it

...Up to 15 seconds of video, 13 custom filters, and a "cinema mode" for stabilization. Those were some of the features added to Instagram last week, instantly turning the popular photo-sharing app used by 130 million people into a video-sharing service. Within the first 24 hours of the announcement, over 5 million videos had been uploaded.Sure, some were of frothy lattes and the Miami Heat winning the NBA finals, but the new features have wider appeal than to just casual users.

 

As newsrooms are now relying on social media as a platform to discover and deliver the news, Instagram's new video features will add another piece of content into the mix for organizations: short, solid-looking video clips.Beth Bennett, assistant professor at The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, believes this will be the next big thing for news organizations....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Instagram and Vine videos have provided a platform for users to view news instantly and share among their friends or through social media. Beth Bernett, assistant professor at the Medill School of Journalism, believes that video sharing on Instagram will become an essential tool for news organizations to share updates online. This in turn, will keep users engaged with live news updates, especially for those that don't watch the news frequently. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:28 PM

Instagram's video service may be the next big thing for newsrooms. Thoughtful look.

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The Happiest Countries In The World, According To Instagram

The Happiest Countries In The World, According To Instagram | Instagram | Scoop.it

Jetpac, a startup known for their social travel guide app, has analyzed more than 150 million Instagram posts in 6,000 worldwide cities to come up with a ranking of the happiest countries on the globe. 

 

A measure was determined by analyzing how often residents were smiling in Instagram photos. The bigger the smile, the higher the smile score.

 

A country's overall smile score was determined by averaging the scores each photo's smile received.


Via Rami Kantari, Ivo Nový
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Jetpac has analyzed over 6,000 Instagram posts worldwide to find out which are the happiest countries, by rating their overall smiles. Brazil is shown to dominate the happiness ratings. This is quite interesting as happiness seem to correlate strongly with a country's quality of life. 

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Ivo Nový's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:12 AM

Here's the part of complete ranking. Scores are out of 100 points. 

1. Brazil 60.8
2. Nicaragua 59.4
3. Colombia 49.8
4. Bolivia 48.1
5. Costa Rica 47.4
6. Honduras 47.2
7. Venezuela 45.2
8. Philippines 44.8
9. Guatemala 42.0
10. Mexico 40.1

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Teen Uses Instagram To Capture Beautiful Food Creations And Make Her Way To Healthy Eating

Teen Uses Instagram To Capture Beautiful Food Creations And Make Her Way To Healthy Eating | Instagram | Scoop.it

Almost everyone on Instagram has Instagrammed a picture of food. A gourmet homemade meal, a fancy restaurant dinner and an ice cream cone on a hot day are all staples on the photo-sharing social network. But 15-year-old Gan Chin Lin not only uses Instagram to photograph her beautiful food creations, but also to eat healthy. 


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This is one of the more interesting articles as it describes how this teen make use of cute and pretty visuals to promote a healthy diet. This further shows that powerful imagery can attract attention and have people take the initiative to engage in a healthy lifestyle. #Healthyliving

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50 Instagram Marketing Ideas |Trend Hunter

50 Instagram Marketing Ideas |Trend Hunter | Instagram | Scoop.it

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, these creative Instagram marketing ideas are a fantastic way for brands to share stories with consumers, especially as sharing on social media becomes more oriented towards strong visuals over text. 

 

Even though attention spans are short, Instagram by nature is a fast way to grab someone's attention, whether it's in photo or video format. Some of these creative uses of Instagram include taking advantage of the grid view on a mobile device to create collages, flipbook-style animations, app-based shops, auctions or even an elaborate interactive choose-your-own-adventure experience.

 

There's quite a range in how easy or complex it would be to put together these campaigns, but with a little creative thinking, there are plenty of ways to promote a product or service on any budget, which is part of the beauty of social media—plus, there's always the chance that a campaign could go absolutely viral....


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This article further supports Jason Park's article that creative and eye catching photos and videos can attract consumers' attention in Instagram. Therefore attracting more potential customers for brands. Content sharing on social media is more oriented towards strong visuals over texts and given that people's attention span is short, Instagram is the best platform to grab consumers attention. The advancement in technology has promoted the rise in more user friendly video-agram and photo editing apps to increase the usefulness of Instagram #marketingtrends

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 20, 2014 12:57 AM

Useful social marketing ideas for Instagram.

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This Report Shows Why Brands Should Embrace Instagram (If They Haven't Already)

This Report Shows Why Brands Should Embrace Instagram (If They Haven't Already) | Instagram | Scoop.it

A newly released report considers the photo app the best media acquisition of the last five years.

 

Instagram still has no way of embedding external links, but that hasn't stopped brands and retailers from embracing the photo-sharing platform. In fact, it's the social network that has seen the fastest growth, most engagement, and highest conversion from browser to shopper, according a report released Thursday from startup Olapic and research firm L2.

 

Despite Instagram's billion-dollar price tag, the report considers the photo app the best media acquisition of the last five years. (The worst? Tumblr, which is a sentiment starkly different from Adobe's Digital Index released two weeks ago.) As a case in point, the study touts the following statistics:

- Engagement on Instagram is 15 times that of Facebook's, with users spending an average of 257 minutes per month.

- Instagram receives 1,000 comments and 8,500 likes per second. That comes to 1.2 billion likes per day.

- More than 16 billion photos have been shared to date, with an average of 55 million uploaded each day.

- The number of users has increased 66% to 32 million users, the fastest growing of the top 10 mobile apps.

- Instagram ads have helped retailers increase ad recall by 32% and brand message lift by 10%....


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This article further supports the idea why businesses should use Instagram to advertise their products. Given that the number of Instagram users have risen up to 66%, which showed the highest percentage of increase in users for 2013, Instagram is the perfect platform to establish relationships between brands and consumers, which could lead to the increase in customer satisfaction and loyalty towards brands. Olapic has been successful in connecting businesses and consumers together by allowing brands to post photos of consumers wearing their products. The emergence of Olapic has helped brands to gain new followers (potential customers) in instagram.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:30 AM

More about the powerful marketing mojo of Instagram for brands.

Martina Patone's curator insight, July 29, 2014 7:46 AM

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Social Media Quests for Its Next Holy Grail: a ‘Video Instagram.’ But What Might It Mean for Filmmakers? by Dave Kendricken

Social Media Quests for Its Next Holy Grail: a ‘Video Instagram.’ But What Might It Mean for Filmmakers? by Dave Kendricken | Instagram | Scoop.it

Posted by Dave Kendricken on November 23, 2012

 

"Instagram has proven to be a social media force to be reckoned with, and none of the major players already entrenched (or looking to break into) that world are treating it lightly. In fact, several are attempting to reinterpret its model in some fashion or another for a more video-based type of platform. There are already a few startups offering Instagram-type creation and integrated sharing, though it’s unclear what staying power or growth any of them will have in the long run. If one does start growing roots, an ‘Instagram for video’ could become another prime facet of the increasingly cross-pollinated social media ecosystem. But what, if anything, does this all mean for we who deal in pretty moving pictures as our profession?"

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The emergence of video-agram type apps such as Lightt and Cinemagram make content sharing more diversified and convenient. Users can record on the spot through the app and upload on social media instantly. People are always craving for novelty, and different varieties of video-agram apps enables them to explore the functions, which will result in the rise of potential Instagram users.

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Instagram Deleted This Young Woman's Account After She Posted A Harmless Photo Wearing A Bra And Shorts

Instagram Deleted This Young Woman's Account After She Posted A Harmless Photo Wearing A Bra And Shorts | Instagram | Scoop.it
Instagram said the first incident was a mistake. But what about the second? Samm Newman's story gives us a look at size discrimination on social media.

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This article by Caroline Moss has supported that Instagram has engaged in size discrimination. The victim, Samm Newman posted photos of herself wearing a bra and boy shorts, and her account was deleted twice by Instagram. However, sexually explicit shots by other females who are slim and voluptuous still remain in their accounts. Instagram failed to understand the reason for people to post seemingly controversial photos, and hurt the users psychologically.  

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An Incredibly Simple Trick to Shoot Studio Quality Photos at Home |

An Incredibly Simple Trick to Shoot Studio Quality Photos at Home | | Instagram | Scoop.it

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James Raj has created a step by step tutorial on how to capture studio quality photos at home. For Instagram users who want to attract more "Likes" or enhance your photography skills, this tutorial is simple and easy to follow #photographytactics

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DIY, in details, you'll have better quality, higher likes and even more sales.

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25 worst celebrity food snaps on Instagram

25 worst celebrity food snaps on Instagram | Instagram | Scoop.it

What’s worse than seeing pictures of food on Instagram? Pictures of celebrities posing with food! You Did Not Eat That is an anonymous Instagram account dedicated to poking fun at fashion bloggers and celebrities posing with mouthwatering dishes that we know have long been banned from their diets.


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Nypost has introduced a list of the worst food pictures taken by celebrities, which was featured in @YouDidNotEatThat Instagram account. The posts were all about celebrities having a "bite" of their food, but are they really consuming them? The mastermind behind the account has revealed the nature of humans: their desire to get more "likes" in Instagram. And this desire make people do all sorts of stunts to get the "likes" they wanted. 

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Could Facebook's Instagram Become Bigger Than Twitter? - Motley Fool

Could Facebook's Instagram Become Bigger Than Twitter? - Motley Fool | Instagram | Scoop.it

The differences between Facebook's photo-sharing Instagram and microblogging Twitter are becoming less distinctive, including the size of their user bases. While it's likely the two niche platforms will go on for years as separate, successful networks, Instagram's growing size could hamper Twitter's growth opportunities. And considering Twitter's lofty valuation, which prices in robust growth in the coming years, this could be a concern for investors.


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According to Daniel Sparks, Instagram and Twitter are becoming more similar, and is shown to have overlap features. Twitter has introduced the photo sharing feature later than Instagram, in which it would not hinder Instagram's growth. Twitter may have an advantage when it comes to sharing multiple photos at once, but Instagram has established itself as a photo and video sharing app. Hence, it will be difficult to have consumer post photos mainly in Twitter and not Instagram. In the future, users will start using both apps interchangeably, which creates a vast community among social media. #TwittervsInstagram

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The Top 5 Brands on Instagram to Follow - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Top 5 Brands on Instagram to Follow - Jeffbullas's Blog | Instagram | Scoop.it

Joining Instagram is a must for businesses. As of March 2014, Instagram had over 150 million monthly active users. Additionally, according to numerous sources, the younger generation is shifting away from Facebook and onto platforms like Instagram and SnapChat.

 

Mastering Instagram for a business is easier said than done. Wittiness, timing and creativity all play an integral part in a business’s Instagam account. Users are taking notice of the brands establishing themselves as the trendsetters of the popular online photo sharing application.

 

Who are the top 5 brands on Instagram worth following? Here are the Instagram leaders that you will not regret seeing on your Instagram feed....


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Jason Parks has created a list of the top 5 brands that followers should follow on Instagram: Nike, Audi, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Oreo and Homage. These brands has combined creativity with eye catching images, which serves as a good advertising tool for businesses to adopt. Creative images can become a trend, therefore attracting more curious users to adopt the brand #businessforinstagram

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 28, 2014 11:48 PM

Good social marketing lessons from these brand biggies.

Laura Avila's curator insight, April 1, 2014 11:12 AM

Oreo is a personal favorite of mine.

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How to Get Customers to Post Instagram Pictures | Social Media Examiner

How to Get Customers to Post Instagram Pictures | Social Media Examiner | Instagram | Scoop.it

Find out how you can use your fans' Instagram pictures to show off products in your store, make videos, create ads and recruit employees.

 

Do you want to use Instagram to add value to your brand?

 

Are you looking for innovative ways to get your customers (and employees) to post Instagram pictures?

 

Then keep reading because I’m going to show you four ways to bring your “A game” to Instagram and wow your fans...


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Given that Instagram is the fastest rising social media platform in 2013, it will be a perfect tool for businesses to make use of it to get potential customers to post pictures of their products as a form of advertising. Posting photos of customers wearing/using their products is known to have an increase in revenue. Moreover, videos created from consumers' pictures of their products can be a form of powerful advertising for businesses. Businesses can make use of Instagram to have customers post pictures of their products (advertising) with a specific hashtag in return for an incentive. Lastly, they even make use of Instagram to recruit potential employees and models to expand their businesses. If businesses do these steps right, they will be able to gain recognition from the public. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 26, 2014 3:49 AM

Smart tips for content marketing and engagement.

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5 Instagram Tools to Better Manage Your Marketing | Social Media Examiner

5 Instagram Tools to Better Manage Your Marketing | Social Media Examiner | Instagram | Scoop.it

Is your business using Instagram?

 

Do you need better tools?

 

Many marketers haven’t adopted Instagram because it doesn’t offer the right tools to help them use it effectively.

 

Here are five Instagram tools to help you become more efficient with Instagram....


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Ian Cleary has noticed the growing trend of Instagram users and proposed 5 Instagram tools that help users to better manage their marketing. 

(1) Statigr.am allows Instagram users to manage their account more effectively through providing several functions: view your own or friends' feeds (interact with multiple images in a short amount of time), view statistics of one's account, snapshots of popular photos, manage and promote account to new users and to join contests to gain more recognition 

(2) Repost is a mobile app that allow users to browse through content from your feeds and repost the content to attract attention in the community. This app works best if your account intends to do a collaboration with other users (people will know who is the original creator of the content as attribution of the user is displayed by default)

(3) Postso allows users to share multiple images instantly on social media, which saves time for users to post images one by one. Users can schedule their images to be posted at a specific timing.

(4) Justunfollow allows users to manage their followers on Instagram, which helps them to build their communities and unfollow anyone that are spamming them

(5) Twtrland allows users to analyze their own and competitors' accounts on social media. This helps users to build their communities and know the methods of gaining more attention on Instagram through viewing competitors' networks, interests and photos posted. 

 

With these tools, Instagram will continue to grow in the future and people will have multiple ways to gain recognition and popularity online. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 22, 2014 2:56 PM

Good look at Instagram tools Statigr.am, Postso, Repost, Justunfollow and Twtrland.

Martina Patone's curator insight, July 29, 2014 7:47 AM

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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s curator insight, November 16, 2014 2:20 PM

I am a big fan of Instagram and as a Instagram fan I quickly realized I needed tools to better understand how I and my community are doing. What is the performance? 5 tools are described here that helps with that, namely:

 

1.Statigr.am which is now Iconosquare

2. Repost

3.Postso

4.Justunfollow

5, Twtrland