You are now on Pinterest, you’ve created boards, pinned and repinned and lost hours of your life without batting an eye. How do you bring Pinterest into your classroom and use it as a teaching resource? Here are a few ideas…
Pinterest can bring teachers together like no other social media tool. Teachers can connect and collaborate with other educators across the country. Each teacher can create boards to share their ideas and other boards to collect new ideas. Every pin, board and person on Pinterest has an individual link, which makes sharing easy.
Organize your ideas. I use my personal Pinterest page as a way to visually organize ideas I find and may not be ready to use, but will want to come back to later. Ideas for holidays, birthday parties, crafts, my house, whatever. I can organize it all into boards that I can reference later, without trying to take notes or save URLs someplace else.
Students can set up boards for projects. For example, share students’ science fair projects on a board. Images can be uploaded directly to Pinterest, or if your class has a blog, you can pin the photos directly from the blog. This will then create a link from the pin on Pinterest back to a student write-up on your blog.
You can create a monthly board as a digital newspaper or classroom newsletter. Create a board and title it “September 2012.” Upload photos of current events or classroom news on that board. Students can share what’s happening with parents, family and friends everywhere.
Take your students on virtual field trips. Students can find images of places they’d like to visit or have visited. They can map a trip around the world with visual and stunning images from remote locations around the globe.
Pinterest is a great lesson in copyright and digital ownership. All photos, ideas, recipes and research comes from the hard work and creativity of another. It is too easy to scrape content and steal images from the Internet and use them as yours. When pinning images, always make sure you give credit to the original source. Pinning directly from the original source is the best way to ensure you are giving proper credit and a link back to the original work.
Are you on Pinterest? How do you use it in your classroom?
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