by Terry Ng
What is Pinterest?
) is an online tool and social media site for collecting and organizing things that inspire you. More than 500,000 education-related ideas are “pinned” every day, making Pinterest one of the top five professional development websites for teachers.
Basic pinning 101
: A pin starts with an image or video you add to Pinterest.
: A board is where you organize your pins by topic.
: When you follow someone, their pins show up in your Pinterest home feed.
: Your home feed is a collection of pins from pinners and boards you follow. It's updated every time someone you follow adds a pin.
Where should I start?
Teachers on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/teachers
) is a great starting point. In this hub you’ll find everything from lesson plans for different grades to classroom decorating ideas, and topics like Fun With Phonics.
Who else is using Pinterest?
Star teachers from around the world. Here are a few to follow:
Megan Zachman, second-grade teacher — www.pinterest.com/minimeg
MrHughes, sixth-grade teacher — www.pinterest.com/mrjhughes
Jenaya Share, first-grade teacher — www.pinterest.com/lessonplandiva
How can I join the Pinterest movement?
Follow Teachers on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/teachers) to find and share creative ideas.
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