Here’s a tool your staff can use to create a “Best 9” on Instagram

On Saturday, I saw the first “Best 9” of 2017 posts in my Instagram feed. The “Best 9” posts showcase the user’s top 9 most liked posts from the year that was. On Sunday, I ran across a link on Lifehacker in their post “How to get a collage of your ‘Best 9’ Instagram photos from 2017” that showcased a tool (2017BestNine) to help make a post like this a snap. I tested it out and had mine in less than two minutes. Your staff should check out what their “Best 9” are and share on their account before winter break begins.

Your staff might want to use an extended caption for this that notes each photo and gives a brief description of what was going on in each one.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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