Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK and Instagram

Last school year, I snapped photos from my trip to Dallas, TX and the location where John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.  Although I am somewhat hesitant to share these images from this tragic event in American History.   I think this event needs to be discussed on it's November 22nd anniversary, while also displaying how social media can be used for instructional purposes.  

To promote social media and it's value for bringing Dallas to a classroom hundreds of miles away, I want to share how I didn't need to save these images onto my computer or print them at Walgreens.  Instead, because I uploaded them to Instagram, I will have these images to share with students and allow for interaction for many years to come, or at least until Instagram goes Kaput.  

To mark the JFK Assassination anniversary, I am sharing images from the location.  It's not much but a simple way to share and spark a conversation with students.  This shows how I had a teacher-eye, while on vacation and away from home.  But, the technophile in me caused the social media attack on infamous Elm Street.  Of course, before the Instagram and Vine apps were opened, I started my experience in Dealey Plaza with a FourSquare check-in.  

Please click the upper-right corner of the image to view the image on Instagram and feel free to provide a comment on these photos.  

Additional Vine Posts 

During my visit, I also took several Vine videos just to get a little perspective on the area.  In the video below, I start with the Book depository and scroll down  toward the street view.  While filming, I was about near or on the grassy knoll.  



This man set up a booth on top of the grassy knoll, and he believed that the government had something to do with the assignation.  What do you think? 

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