Instagram is a photo and video sharing social networking service which is also used for digital messaging. Business for Instagram focuses on additional analytics and products and services, while Creators focuses on individual Instagram content creators.
Instagram is not just for personal use, it can also be used as an educational tool. For instance, you can ask your students to capture photos or videos of their class work, homework, assignments, school activities, post those in their own account, or a class account, and have discussions about the posts.
Current known uses in the sector
- Instagram can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to create engaging visual information for Newcomers.
Instagram is free.
Ease of use & Accessibility
According to Instagram, they have a number of “features and technologies that help people with disabilities, such as vision loss and deafness, get the most out of Instagram.”
Instagram is mobile-focused and as Android and iOS apps.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
Common Sense Media’s Privacy Evaluation for Instagram has useful information about privacy and security features.