Pinterest is a fantastic online pinboard that lets you organise and share things that you find on the web. It’s possible to ‘pin’ lots of different types of content to your boards to help you find it all again later, as well as share it with friends and colleagues.
Lots of teachers are using Pinterest, so I thought that it might be useful to share some tips and suggest some top users to follow.
First, here’s a great video tutorial that gives more information about how to use Pinterest. It isn’t aimed at educators but it explains the different features of the site and how to use them.
Our Teaching Ideas site has had a popular Pinterest account for a few months and has a number of different boards that share lots of content… Classroom Management ideas, Resources linked to books, Maths Resources, Cool Pictures and more.
The Teaching Ideas Pinterest account also has lots of great followers who are involved in education. Why not follow some of them?
Linda Hartley has a great board called ‘Classrooms I love‘ that is a wonderful source of inspiration for display and resource ideas to try in your classroom.
Pinterest also have a special Education category which lists all of the ‘pins’ of an educational nature.
Daniel Stucke has created a ‘Mathematics Inspiration‘ board that shares photos and images that could be used as the basis of a Maths lesson or investigation.
Erin Paynter, a vice-principal in Ottawa, has a comprehensive set of Pinterest boards that cover all aspects of education. She has also listed a number of education users that are worth following on her blog.
If you’re already registered on Pinterest, try following some of these boards / people. If you’re not signed up, I have invitations available, so feel free to get in touch.
Who are your favourite Pinterest users? What are the most useful education boards?