Update – Pinterest- A Valuable Tool for Educators
Earlier this year I talked about Pinterest as a novice. I had just started to use it and learn more about it. Now I can say, I love it. Pinterest allows me to easily collaborate and share resources, articles, and ideas with students, colleagues, and even educators I have never met.
I now have 24 Boards and (as of this morning) 648 pins. Many of the pins are from lessons, presentations, or resources I already had, but many are ideas I find on Pinterest shared by fellow educators. Some are former and current students. Pinterest is a great way to share.
Pinterest is now part of my daily routine. I belong to several educational listservs and follow many educational blogs and newsletters. Every morning when I go through my emails, I pin useful resources and ideas to Pinterest for my followers and for easy reference for myself. It is a great tool for both organization and sharing. While I am pinning from my email, I take a few minutes to see what has been newly pinned and repin good ideas to my boards. Be careful. Finding these great ideas can be addictive.
Everything you need to know to get started can be found on Pinterest.
I do not recommend using Pinterest with K-12 students. It is not just for education. There are boards for almost any topic you can think of. I also check each link before repinning to my boards. The graphic may be eye-catching but may not lead to the site that is described or expected.
If you have ideas or advice please comment below.
- Tip of the Week – Pinterest (historytech.wordpress.com)