Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pin Your Interests...PINTEREST!

If you haven't discovered the world of Pinterest, then this post is for you!

A common saying I have encountered as a teacher is the phrase "work smarter, not harder." Why make an activity when a fellow teacher has made it already and is willing to share. This philosophy is not just relevant in your school, but it can transition to a global philosophy as well. This is where Pinterest comes into play. Pinterest is a wonderful site where people can find or share things that are interesting to them online. It also allows you to organize those interests as well into categories. You can search for things via categories (Education, Home, etc) or you can type in keywords in the search bar.

What is Pinterest you may ask? Why tell you, when I can show you!

Below is a wonderful slideshare that explains the concept of Pinterest:

In addition, here is a Youtube video that gives a brief overview of Pinterest:

Learn how Educators use Pinterest:

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest
From: Online Universities Blog

If you need an idea of how to set up your boards, take a look at mine by clicking on the link below:

Ashley Stevens' Pinterest Pinboards

Happy Pinning!

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