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Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.

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Nancy Alvarez

Instructional Coach

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I created boards for my team. We all collaborate and share ideas easily with Pinterest.
TeacherCast

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pinterest is the fasted growing social networking site in history. With over 10.4 million people and a 400% growth month after month Pinterest is the place to be. But what is Pinterest and how can I use it in my library?In his article “ A beginners guide to the Hot New Social Network,” Rob Lammie describes pinterest as, ”a place to organize and share online images that you find interesting or inspiring. Once uploaded or shared on Pinterest, these...

Read more: Get Pinned! Using Pinterest in your School and Library by @SOMSLibrary

Louise Robinson-Lay

Friday, April 20, 2012

Another great social curation tool that will allow students to explore topics and collections. Some pages may not be suitable for younger students.
TeacherCast

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pinterest is where you can dream about, plan, and prepare for thethings you want to do in your life. Whether it's vacation plans, newgadgets, favorite recipes, fashion or the latest home decor, Pinterestis an easy way for you to make the most of it. Quickly and easily saveand organize your inspirations with your iPhone or iPad. Features: - Pin your inspirations to online pinboards so you canfind them later. - Check out...

Read more: Pinterest – Pinterest, Inc.

TeachThought

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Like Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest has fast become an essential social media tool for colleges. Scores of schools use the site for marketing, recruiting, or just sharing fun pictures and information with students. Yet Pinterest has begun to play another, perhaps more important role in higher education. Some colleges and universities are starting to use the site as an educational tool, bringing it into the classroom or offering up boards focused on academic resources at...

Read more: How Colleges Are Using Pinterest In Education

TeachThought

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology. Pinterest is rapidly becoming a favorite tool of educators all over the nation, and many have amassed some pretty great collections of edtech-related pins that teachers and students alike can use to explore new ways to learn, share, teach, and grow. While it would be nearly impossible to highlight every edtech...

Read more: 25 Of The Best Pinterest Boards In Education

TeachThought

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pinterest has gone from charming social media also-ran to a trend-setting in social media. We’ve recognized as much on TeachThought’s facebook page, where users favor image-based content about 3:1 over text. Slideshare user Michael Litman developed this impressive guide to the upstart social network that has invited the words “addiction” and “crack” to describe its favor with users. The first 20 pages are background and statistics, but then it deals specifically with how to use it–and how...

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Pinterest

TeachThought

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pinterest is a wonderful tool–highly visual, as brief or in-depth as you’d like, and easy to use. But using it for a specific goal beyond simple repinning takes a little know-how, which is why Kimberly Tyson of learningunlimitedllc created this cheat sheet for teachers. 12 Tips & 28 Ideas For Pinterest For Teachers. Read. Skim. Share. Rejoice. Cheat Sheet by Kimberly Tyson, learningunlimitedllc.

Read more: 12 Tips & 28 Ideas For Pinterest For Teachers

TeachThought

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

It’s not entirely clear what makes pinterest users tick. Images are curated into often gorgeous collections, with users spending hours on end to meticulously maintain their collections. For users, does it function as a kind of visual social bookmarking, an engaging way to daydream, or something in between? And what role does pinterest–or the thinking behin it–have in education? The following list should give you a head-start in pursuit of these sorts of questions. Below are the ten...

Read more: The Top 10 Users On Pinterest

TeacherCast

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest is a universal app that allows you to pin your favorite pics, links, etc. on a virtual pinboard. Boards include education, humor, people, products, technology and a whole lot more. Pinterest is quickly becoming a large part of my PLN. Some boards you may be interested in following are: http://pinterest.com/sec_solutions/teaching-writing/, http://pinterest.com/sec_solutions/teaching-reading-literary-analysis/, http://pinterest.com/ahslibrary/resources-for-students/, and http://pinterest.com/ahslibrary/web-2-0-tools/. Search around. You’ll be inspired and amazed at what you’ll find. Once you find interesting things on others’ boards, you can like them, repin them or comment on...

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TeachThought

Thursday, November 15, 2012

There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration.One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place. Educators...

Read more: 37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

Crystal Plante

Teacher at Hill City Grade School

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I don't know who invented Pinterest, or what its intended use actually was, but it is an educator's dream! For those who have not yet had the joy of discovering Pinterest, it is an online bulletin board where users can "pin" images from across the web for later access. With a space dedicated exclusively to education ideas, Pinterest is a must-have website for any teacher.
Heather Aulisio

Elementary Teacher

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Pinterest may be my new favorite site to visit. I find it difficult to pull myself away from this online idea sharing board. I pin everything from the tastiest treats to make, to top fashion trends, and even get a lot of new ideas to incorporate into my classroom.

With the new school year approaching, I am always looking for new things to try with my class. One great idea I got from Pinterest to help improve my behavior management in my classroom is an activity pinned by a teacher called Brownie Points.

The teacher suggested creating a bulletin board that students could add a picture of a brownie to each time they got complimented by another teacher for excellent behavior. Once the board gets filled with images of brownies, I will bring in a tray of brownies for the class to enjoy. This process repeats throughout the year and goals can even be set for how many brownies, or compliments need to be earned.

Some teachers also scan in some worksheets they create and pin, to share them with other teachers or parents.

It is an amazing site to get some unique ideas and easy to do activities. Plus, you feel great sharing an idea or activity with others that worked out well for you!
Katrina Volberding

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Pinterest is a user friendly tool that allows an individual to "pin" interesting ideas, recipes, classroom ideas, links to blogs...etc to their own boards that can be shared with their followers.

Pinterest can be a useful tool for teachers. One section of Pinterest allows users to access ideas for their classroom. For myself, I find this tool to be the most useful for teaching Kindergarten and Elementary classes. I have found a variety of craft and classroom organization ideas to integrate into my own classroom. While this tool can be useful for finding new ideas for a classroom, Pinterest is not useful for students.

I would suggest this tool to teachers who are looking for new, creative ideas for their classrooms.
Georgina Chong-You

Teacher/Instructor at School/Home

Friday, August 31, 2012

Using Pinterest to display your favorite sites, recipes, or decorations has become a popular trend. And like so many other people, I have jumped right in. I've found that Pinterest is useful inside the classroom as well. For a teacher, Pinterest becomes a tool to display educational resources pertaining to a variety of subjects for both students and parents. I use it to display resources like grammar pages, writing tools, spelling websites, creative writing apps, and sites for cool science experiments.

Students can also use it to create their own creative cork boards with pins for a lesson or class project. I would recommend it for both a classroom and for a homeschool setting. All in all, Pinterest is a valuable resource for any classroom.
Andrea Newby

Friday, August 31, 2012

Although I have had an account for a while, I just recently became a fan of Pinterest. I initially didn't understand the site's purpose, but then a friend showed me just how useful it can be. I have since learned how to sort through and find activities, games, lessons and decorations for my classroom. I also use Pinterest for crafts and recipes. It is a great way to share ideas with other teachers and parents.
Anneda Nettleton

Middle school Language Arts Teacher at Science Hill Independent School

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pinterest is a wonderful tool for collecting ideas, organizing work, and seeing what great resources are available. I started using this web site just a few months ago, but quickly became a fan. Often times, my craftiness ends before it ever begins, but this web site has enabled me to find some simple crafts that I can do in my classroom that do not make me feel unskilled in the area.

In addition, to finding craft ideas, this useful site is also great for seeing how others approach various lessons, assessments, and other areas of curriculum.

While I have not used this web site with students, I think it would be beneficial in a health class to have them "pin" favorite ways to burn energy, create healthy menus, or other such activities!
Jill Mountain

Teacher at BBP Schools

Thursday, August 30, 2012

At the suggestion of a friend, I've recently started using Pintrest. It is an effective and easy way to gather resources for lesson planning. For example, right now I'm working on a board related to poetry to gather ideas about how to make poetry more relevant to students and present it in a more contemporary light. A colleague of mine has a board for her dream classroom. In working on her Pintrest board she's come up with some great new ideas for her room.

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