My 1st period class seemed to think the idea was neat, but many students didn't want to look uncool to peers not in the class. If students posted to Instagram or Twitter, I didn't see it. That being said, they applauded my openness to using tech for good.
Third period was a little more enthusiastic and a few students posted. One student commented, "I got some more followers who found be because of the hashtag". This led to a brief discussion on how hashtags work and how they can help you find people and followers if you know how to use the right ones. The example I gave was using #edtech when I post general reflections, so others who care about #edtech will find them too and connect with me.
Lastly, with 9th period, the students agreed that it was a neat idea. A few students had fun posting their work throughout the period and I was happy to see many looking at the pictures as a resource.
What stories do you have about sharing social media in your classroom? Please leave a message in the comments?