#BookSnaps for Learning

SnapChat.                                                                                                 B.jpg

Love or hate?

I have SnapChat downloaded on my phone so I can monitor what my teenagers snap. However, it lacks the appeal for me to use on a regular basis. I only have SnapChat to monitor.

But, what if we could use SnapChat to motivate and encourage students to read?

Is that even possible?

Well, let’s think about how many students are actively using SnapChat daily. It appears over 60% of SnapChat users are between 13 and 24.


What are they using SnapChat for? To show their fellow Snappers their day. All of it. Or are they?

Does a student’s learning make it onto their SnapStory?

I’m sure for some it does!

What if we as educators could connect students to education through SnapChat? What might that look like?

I’ve been seeing the hashtag #BookSnaps  on Twitter. It’s becoming a real “thing” in my PLN (Professional Learning Network). I had no idea what it was when it started popping up. As a matter of fact, even though I have SnapChat, I didn’t make the connection.

So, what is a #BookSnaps on SnapChat?


Yep, here’s my out of focus, wrong direction, first attempt at a #BookSnaps. This snap come from Girls with Swords: How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero by Lisa Bevere. I found a passage I really liked, took a picture, underlined a sentence I want to draw attention to, and then hashtagged it #BookSnaps. 

Now, I could have added filters, stickers, and a myriad of other things, but hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?

This was posted to my SnapStory. I don’t have many followers, so it won’t be seen a lot. I’m going to have to find some fellow readers to add to my friend list on SnapChat.

*This should be my SnapCode. You can add me through this.

How can you use this as an innovative teaching strategy?

Post for students to follow? Require students to post #BookSnaps during reading assignments?

Is this an idea you think you have deep meaning for your students? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this new idea that I *borrowed* from Tara Martin. You can read her much more amazing and step-by-step process on her R.E.A.L. Blog.

Are you a fellow Pirate? Fan of Dave Burgess and his books? He is also sharing Tara Martin’s amazing idea on his blog.

A2Z-BADGE-100 [2017]

This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Blog Challenge. My posts this year will be about innovative teaching strategies.

A: Adapt

B: #BookSnaps for Learning



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