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How to make your lessons “ Pin”teresting. Bethany Creel. Why Pinterest ?. It’s free Access to a wide range of visuals Connect with other educators: Features the ability to communicate with other users (commenting, re-pinning , liking, etc.) Search using specific terms

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why pinterest
Why Pinterest?
  • It’s free
  • Access to a wide range of visuals
  • Connect with other educators:
    • Features the ability to communicate with other users (commenting, re-pinning, liking, etc.)
  • Search using specific terms

To read the full history behind the beginnings of Pinterest, read this article on Business Insider: http://read.bi/1x2ObsS

how are teachers using pinterest
How are teachers using Pinterest?

Share quotes and inspiration

slide4

Visual sharing for photography, design and art classes

“An assistant design professor at a Missouri university pins examples of well-designed packaging, fonts, posters, infographics, advertisements and more”.

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Unit organization:

Teachers create visual boards for units.

It’s simple to collect and organize materials for lesson plans.

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Encourage student participation

“A journalism student at Minnesota State University created a board to share stories about food allergies, like lactose and gluten intolerance, which shared words, pinned recipes, tips and more”.

education related boards found on pinterest
Education-related boards found on Pinterest

As of 2014, over 70 million people use Pinterest

Over 500,000 education pins are pinned daily

Over 600 boards with the keyboard “classroom”

Over 450 boards with the keyword “teacher”

how are colleges using pinterest
How are colleges using Pinterest?
  • In order to connect with new students, and keep current students and alumni involved and informed, many colleges create boards that are focused on:
    • Sports teams
    • Campus life
    • Local interests
    • Fashion and college gear
    • Fitness
    • Food
    • Famous alums
    • Groups and organizations

http://www.edudemic.com/a-straightforward-guide-to-using-pinterest-in-education/

beginning pinterest
Beginning Pinterest
  • Sign up
  • Create your profile
  • Check your settings
    • Email notifications, etc.
exploring pinterest
Exploring Pinterest
  • Add a “Pin” and Create a “Board”
  • Repin from Your Feed (aka Home Page)
  • Like and Comment
  • Upload a Pin

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/technology/how-to-use-pinterest/page3