Smartphones and social networks can be a huge distraction factor for kids in school, and especially at home when they should be doing their schoolwork. Today’s kids are all on Instagram, uploading and editing photos, liking other photos, commenting, etc. Like it or not, the way kids use Instagram cannot be ignored, and what’s the best way to beat a problem? Join it, of course! Inside you’ll find several smart ways to utilize Instagram for educational purposes that are fun for all concerned, and are bound to grasp kids’ attention much more than traditional homework.
If you can’t actually get out and about yourself, there’s no better way to travel the world than through photography. And while Instagram might be often (and unfairly) better known for food photos, or even as a marketer’s heaven, the social networking and photographing app actually offers an interesting window into parts of the world you might never get to see otherwise.
The best camera you can possibly lay your hands on is the one that you currently have on you, or so the saying goes. Ever since hardware manufacturers started putting bigger and better cameras on our devices, we’re always in the presence of a capable camera – so what about video? If you have a recent smartphone capable of shooting 1080p full-HD video, you might be surprised at the potential you have in your pocket. With the right apps, techniques and a few inexpensive accessories you could turn your iPhone or similar into a highly capable video capture device.
Instagram, one of the darlings of the social media world, has proven to be an amazing success for its owners, with Facebook buying the company last year. Instagram’s founders aren’t the only one’s finding success through the social network. It’s users are also finding that Instagram has proven to be a key ingredient to a complete social media profile online, while others have created a network of interesting apps built around Instagram.