Teachers create every day—they create lesson plans, classroom management techniques, bulletin board displays, the list goes on. But they also understand the importance of organization among all of that creativity. Pinterest embodies the brilliant combination of creativity and organization, and we recommend that every teacher try it!
Pinterest has become a hub for content for educators, so much so there are even boards, like this one, dedicated to guides, lists, and infographics for using Pinterest for education. Teachers can pin curriculum ideas, professional development tools, and anything they think there might be a remote chance they would try in the future without taking up any valuable classroom storage space.
We have seen boards as broad as “For My Classroom” and as specific as “3rd Grade Superhero Door.” Pinterest allows for flexibility in planning and curating content. You are also able to search within your pins, so you don’t have to sift back through all your pins for a President’s Day activity you pinned in July.
Pinterest can also be a tool for professional development. Colleagues can create collaborative boards to work together on projects, lesson plans, or simply to bounce ideas off of each other in the form of comments. Education trends and innovative uses of technology are also found on Pinterest, as thought leaders in education have begun to use the site.
Here are a few boards that we curate, using both our orignal content and content from pinners we follow:
- Classroom Expectations & Rules
- 21st Century Classroom
- VariQuest Cutout Maker
- Language Arts Visual Displays
- STEM Education
- Common Core
How do you use Pinterest?