DigCompEdu Competence area

3.1 Teaching & 3.3 Collaborative learning

Progression Level

Expert (B2)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

Teachers want to prepare tutorials and other learning resources for software applications.

Target group

Any kind of teacher or trainer, mostly language teachers.
Basic or intermediate level of digital pedagogy competences.


  • PC/laptop/smartphome
  • Internet connection
  • Email account


This recipe is designed to stimulate students’ writing abilities.
Instagram is popular with young people, so it will be very engaging when a teacher uses it and provides a lot of choice.
Its use is more focused on mobile than computer, therefore, although we can access the Instagram website or download the app in Windows 10, if we want to use all the features of this social network we must do it from our mobile with its Android app or for iOS.
Nowadays, Instagram is one of the most popular applications with young people.

How to do it (step by step)

Step 1

Creating a profile on Instagram is quite simple and fast, for this we go to the main page of Instagram, or we download your application on our mobile and open it.

Step 2

Created our profile, it will be public and any Instagram user will be able to see what we share or follow us.

Step 3

Share the profile with your students.

Step 4

Upload the photo or video in your profile. Upload a photo or video controversial, with which you think, may encourage debate in the classroom.

Step 5

Put it on the screen.

Step 6

Ask the students to write something about the picture.

Step 7

Review the work of your students.

There is more…

You can also use this recipe as challenge between the students.
Can be used to highlight the difference between reliable and non-reliable sources of research
Can also be used to support creative writing by:
Word mapping.
Emotion response mapping
Develop analytical thinking skills be posing questions around context, moral and values
Extended language exercises: use of language to explore the subject matter

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