Monday, 13 August 2012

The benefits of Instagram

The instagram app is available on ios and Android #free

(if you are not sure what Instagram is all about, or need some extra ideas read this post first)

Link to view our Instagram page on a PC here: 

Instagram is a photo sharing site app available on smart phones. Here is the link to the itunes store to download instagram for FREE and the link to the Android googleplay store can be found here.

This year we established both a twitter account and instagram account. 
We encourage you to follow us at:



Perhaps you have heard about Instagram and not really sure what all the fuss is about?

 Instagram 101:
  • allows you to share photos with your followers 
  • you can make your account public or private
  • people can "like" an image or leave a comment
  • you can follow other instagram users and hashtags
  • hashtags are a way of grouping topics or subjects together eg #foodpresentation, #curries, #foodtech, #glutenfree. When you select a hashtag, instagram will display all the photos "tagged" with that hashtag.


  • great way to glimpse into the world of followers or areas that interest you via # hashtags

  • uses filters to enhance the look of your image                        (see some student examples here)
  • use other apps such as snapseed, picsay (android) or coloursplash to edit your image prior to uploading to instagram. Assists students food photography skills, developing creative skills and an eye for detail, perspective, tone and clarity amongst others.
Taken by @foodatoakhill
  • effective way to provide a visual message to others. You can also take a screenshot of a note or use apps such as Versagram on ios or Textcutie on Android 

  • record of adventures and experiences that can be shared eg parents, relatives far and near.
  • can be used as photo prompts for story writing, source of discussion starters and to provide direction or interest in a certain topic.
  • could be used to keep track of progress (gardens, sport skills, science experiments)

How do you use Instagram in your learning space?  We encourage any school across the world or homeschoolers to share their learning journey with us by adding your instagram account in the comment section below. 

Have you seen our instagram challenge? Read about it here.


  1. Great stuff Jeanette, we need every KLA to read this!

  2. Looks fantastic! Do you guys make many restricted diet dishes like your gluten free ones. They look lovely! My students in Thailand do a unit on Restricted diets. Maybe we could collaborate :) Miss Natalie

  3. The benefits of instagram are very informative here, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks Simon, Natalie and Advance Tech! Miss Natalie, we have sent you an email ")

  5. Other schools on board:


  6. I should also add, other subject areas have also joined in our education instagram community:

    as well as many other Food and Hospitality departments nationally and globally including: