Have you checked out Pinterest yet?
Pinterest is an online pinboard that allows people to organise and share all of the wonderful things they find on the internet.
As a teacher I am using Pinterest to find new ideas, resources and to help with planning. I have Pinboards set up for different areas including Literacy, Numeracy, CAFE / Daily 5 and Class Ideas. As I am starting to get so many Pins I will have to reorganise and break down my boards into smaller topics.
Everytime I am planning to teach a new strategy, topic or idea I get on to Pinterest and do a quick search. More often than not I get a variety of Pins show up from other educators. From there I am able to ‘repin’ or ‘like’ the Pin. Think of it as a form of bookmarking or curating. I am a very visual person and love being able to see ideas and lessons in pictures rather than just reading the information.
You can also ‘Pin’ pictures and videos from the web using the ‘Pin It’ bookmarklet. So as you are browsing and planning and come across new ideas you can save it to your boards.
There is also an iPhone app which allows you to take pictures of things you have done and upload them to your Pinboards!
Pinterest users can follow other users so others’ Pins show up in your activity feed. You can also share your Pinboards so multiple users can Pin! What a great mode of collaboration!
For a step by step guide and everything you need to know to get started click here.
There are so many teachers on Pinterest, here are a few of my favourites to get you started!
From: Online Universities Blog