Social Learning Site

1 Jun

When tasked with choosing a social learning site, the decision was easy-Pinterest!

I have heard and seen numerous teachers using Pinterest, and now have realized why they joined!  This amazing tool has an abundance of teaching resources all in one spot and very easily accessible.  All of the “pins” and boards are so well organized, making it extremely easy to find a specific idea or subject.

As a career switcher, this will be an amazing resource to connect with teachers from across the country.  The following statistics found on a board amazed me about the wealth of educational information on Pinterest:

  • Over 350 boards have the title “Lesson Plans”
  • There are over 400 boards with the keyword “classroom”
  • There are over 450 boards with the keyword “teacher”

One pin I found particularly interesting for educators was “16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest”

how educators use pinterest

As a visual learner, Pinterest provides an advantage in that there are images of every idea.  You can show, rather than just tell! For example, instead of reading about how someone has organized their classroom, you can see it!organized classroom

I am anxious to start using Pinterest and know that this will be my “go-to” site when in need of an idea or suggestion!

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5 Responses to “Social Learning Site”

  1. j0w87844 June 11, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Wow, I had no idea that Pinterest was so rich with educational information such as lesson plan ideas and organizational tips! Thanks for sharing. I have a Pinterest account…admittedly use it mostly for when hosting themed parties or bridal showers, but I’m excited to add education to the board. 🙂

  2. mlbfan18 June 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    You really structure your blog post very well, I would have though you have been bloging for a long time. I like how you were able to break up your post with the photo and links. Try categorizing your post, you’ll get a lot more people to read it if its searchable by a category.

  3. kah87133 June 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    This is a convincing sales pitch for Pinterest. Definitely interested to see how much you get out of this site. Please keep us posted, might have to sign up!

  4. sjknight June 12, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    Lindsay – How do we follow you on Pinterest?

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