The same day that NPR ran the story, 10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students, about a college instructor using it with his students, Snapchat unveiled a “massive” update to their app (see Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in “Chat 2.0” and A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad, both from TechCrunch).
I’m still trying to figure out if there is any value to high school educators. I used it once when a student had been absent and another student sent a Snapchat of me saying that we all missed him and wanted him to come back (it blew his mind and still talks about it), but I just don’t know if there is a “there” there for us teachers.
What do you think?
You might also be interested in AJ Juliani’s post, The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents.