Sunday, February 1, 2015

Instagram Storytelling

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I am taking a picture everyday this year...at the same time everyday. I picked 5:22 each evening. I am documenting this on Instagram. I joined Instagram because of my students. I promised to post pictures when I am away at conferences. Instagram makes me happy. I like getting a glimpse into the lives of friends and family. 

Today Holly created a video with pictures from Instagram. Video?!?! I didn't know you could do that! I found the app, Flipagram, and I started making my movie. I picked the pictures I wanted and then I got to add text and filters and music! While I was busy creating my very own movie, it occurred to me that my students could create movies using Instagram and Flipagram. 

It's a digital way to tell a story! I am so excited to try this with my sixth graders! Thank you to Holly for introducing me to Flipagram and for Margaret for this link-up...which led me to put this idea together. I'll post again once I try it! Here's my first video...

6 comments:

  1. What is the significance of 5:22? I love this idea and will be stealing it, OK? I haven't been doing the picture a day, but I could probably find some to work with. I need to find you and Holly on Instagram. I don't use it much, though. So many social media formats to keep up with! Thanks for linking up today!

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    1. I wanted to pick a time where I'd be doing different things. I like weird times...so instead of 5:00 or 5:30, I picked 5:22. YES! Start doing this!! It's fun. The I am mhaselti on Instagram. Join us over there!!! I am loving it! It took me forever to get into it though. It helped that I knew my students would be looking for pictures.

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  2. I love this. I just commented on Holly's. Can I find and follow you on Instagram. That will give me inspiration. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Yes! I'm @mhaselti on Instagram and the hashtag is #522haseltine. So excited to have you follow! :)

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    2. Very cool Michelle! I love seeing a glimpse of you daily. Really wonderful. I'm not instagraming (yet) -- guess I can't try this without it. I love the idea of taking a picture at the same time every day. #522... hmm great time. Maybe I'll try a time to start taking pics.

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