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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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!
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.
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.
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!