Pinterest Resource Roundup for the Classroom
Pinterest was originally thought a place for fashion fanatics, cooking enthusiasts, and home designers to collect their creative ideas and photos in a single place on the Internet. However, it has found a bright spotlight in education and has become a major topic of conversation among educators and students. It even appears to have grown in popularity since our last post about Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education!
Not only do I find the ideas shared in our post great, but I have also observed many other applications of Pinterest that are constructive and enlightening. I find myself frequently introduced to education-related “boards” that overflow with resources, ideas, and much more. So, instead of keeping these resources to myself and feeling like my head is about to explode from an overload of “pins”, I thought I would share them with you. Here’s a roundup of Pinterest resources for the classroom—or what some like to call, “Pinspiration”:
- Education Blogs Board: This board was introduced to me by Christina DiMicelli, a Tech Integration Specialist for K-8. She shared her boards by commenting on our previous post about Pinterest, and I love her collection of education blogs.
- Pinterest 101 for Teachers: This blog post shares some more how-tos with Pinterest. I love the section that talks about good Pinterest etiquette.
- Charity Preston’s Boards: Author of The Organized Classroom Blog, Charity Preston, has a plethora of education-related boards! Definitely worth checking out.
- Tips from Edudemic: Edudemic shares some tips for using Pinterest in your classroom.
- EducationWorld: This article gives some why’s and benefits to using Pinterest. They even share some boards of their own!
- Larry Ferlazzo: His blog post shares ‘The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest’. There is even an informational presentation embedded into his post that is fun to look over.
What “Pinspirational” resources have you found on the Web? We would also love to see some of your education boards! Please share them in our comment section below.