Using Pinterest to Collect and Share Teaching Ideas

At this point, I’m seriously considering naming a section of my blog “Inspiration by Alli” because my friend Alli always sends me the coolest links that share about creative ideas in education. As usual, this one is from her so thanks again my friend!

Pinterest is a website that acts as a virtual bulletin board. You can “pin” beautiful, meaningful and interesting things that you find online. Then, you can share your collections and browse other people’s pinboards for more ideas. Pinterest’s mission is to connect people based on their interests. Most people use Pinterest to collect ideas about things like cooking, reading, fashion, etc. What I want to talk about today is the people who are using Pinterest to share ideas about education, or more specifically – THE CLASSROOM!

Alli forwarded me this great piece called “30 Inspiring Pinterest Pins for Teachers,” which shares some great ways that teachers are already using Pinterest to share ideas about the classroom and instruction. Here are my top 3:

Some great science and math findings by TerryinAlberta

A collection of inspirational quotes for the classroom by katiebatie

A collection of creative ideas for the classroom by bunchofscrap

Alli has been trying to persuade me to get on Pinterest for awhile now and for some reason I haven’t done it. Now I am planning on setting up a Pinterest account so that I can use it for education! In my dreamiest version, I envision having a section for each of the following:

  • Classroom Feng Shui
  • Library Design
  • Classroom Crafts
  • Classroom Furniture
  • Charts and Posters for the Classroom

Finally, my favorite part of Pinterest is that when you click on the photo, it automatically takes you back to the original website so that you can find out more information about what you see. This is such a great way to share ideas about the classroom. For example, this is my Pinterest find of the day! I saw it and clicked back to the original blog Giggles Galore and now I know how to make my own Tattle Monster!

Tattle Monster by Giggles Galore

Tattle Monster by Giggles Galore




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