In the article, teachers Pilar Munday and Adelaida Martín, came up with a challenge for the students in their Spanish class - they had them take photos of specific Spanish words and post them to Instagram.
I think this idea is so engaging for students - I cannot tell you how many times students have asked me if I have an Instagram. Students are able to share their pictures with their teachers, peers, family, as well as people across the globe. The pictures that they post are telling a story about their journey in their Spanish class. The teachers are brilliant - they are taking advantage of student’s love (and it seems NEED) of technology, specifically Instagram, and using it for learning purposes. These teachers are encouraging students to collaborate with their peers by sharing their photos and commenting on photos. This project inspires creativity in the students, and does not limit them to the walls of the classroom - they have to explore, create, innovate.