Pinterest for Teachers

by / Thursday, 13 February 2014 / Published in Ed Tech

Have you thought about using Pinterest for getting new teaching ideas or resources?

It is a great way to collect articles, lesson plan ideas or resources for your classroom. Think of it like a bunch on notes you’ve pinned on a board, but they stay organized, you can add as many as you want without losing space and none of them will get lost. You won’t only get ideas from fellow educators, but also from companies like Adobe, Microsoft and Cambridge University Press. They are now pinning about new products, ideas, free trials and lesson plans. Some of my favorite pinners to follow are Edutopia, Discovery Education, and Edudemic.

How does it work?

After you sign up, you need to create different boards to collect your pins. For example, I have Photography, Classroom ideas, mLearning, etc. When I find something interesting on the web, I simply pin it to the most appropriate board or I create a new board. You can add a Pin It button to your web browser or you can search for ideas through their app or site. You can also browse through different categories in Pinterest to new find pins. Some of my favorite browsing categories are Popular, Education, Food & Drink and Humor.

Now that I am a ‘pinner’ others can also follow my boards. Note that your boards can be private or public, so if you searching for a great birthday present for your best friend, you can keep it a secret by making that board private and viewable by just yourself or others that you give permission to.

Need more information?

Here is the link to Pinterest’s help page.
https://en.help.pinterest.com/entries/25330993-Pinterest-basics

Personally, I’m a very visual person and I love Pinterest for finding ideas and getting inspiration to create some new ideas of my own. I hope you also find it a useful site.

Happy pinning!

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