“It’s the world’s largest set of objects that people care about.”
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. It can be used for anything – arts, crafts, cooking, design, quotes, etc… When you ‘pin’ something, you are basically tagging it so that you can easily find the link and go to that resource or idea at a later time (it saves the picture and when you click on it, it brings you to where the item is found on the internet).
Did you know that there are a lot of educators who ‘pin’ and share things they have done, ideas and resources. It is a place where you can save your interests in Boards to keep things organized and share with others.
If you were to look at my Pinterest Boards, you would see I love cooking & food, quotes, math, technology, school culture, critical thinking, literacy, kids and being healthy (and more). If you were to click on “Building School Culture“, you would find many resources that I have shared and saved that talk about building school culture.
I haven’t spent as much time on Pinterest lately as I would like, but when I find things that I know I want to save for later, I often ‘pin’ them so I have that quick visual and reminder when I am looking for it later.
There are many educators that I follow, who I go to when I am looking for ideas or resources:
- We Are Teachers (18,600 pins)
- Play Based Classroom (Gina) (12600 pins)
- TeachHub.com (1500 pins)
- Math Coach’s Corner (8700 pins)
- Runde’s Room (6600 pins)
I also follow fellow teachers, twitter friends or colleagues that I have connected with over the years. Since there is only so much time in the day, I find that I have not been on Pinterest much in the last year. It can be very easy to go on to look for something quickly, and then an hour passes and you still haven’t found what you went looking for (but you probably found many other things you didn’t know you were looking for). As always, it’s about balance and connectedness.
What do you use Pinterest for? Do you have any followers you would recommend?