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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I created boards for my team. We all collaborate and share ideas easily with Pinterest.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Another great social curation tool that will allow students to explore topics and collections. Some pages may not be suitable for younger students.