I just started following a few of the pinners recommended (Laura Chandler, Edutopia, Angela Watson) and have quickly browsed some of their pins. I have already been following one educator who share a variety of educational pins that I have also pinned. Her name is Caprice Howard. Many of her pins are for elementary teachers. She seems to focus on crafts for lessons and math ideas.
We looked over the Luce Road Pinterest page and we noticed that CAFE, Daily Five, and technology consumed almost all of the pins on the page. CAFE especially because it's the main teaching strategy for reading skills in the classroom. There was a mixture of teachers that pinned about CAFE.
I read "16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest" and found many ways to help organize the classroom. The suggestions were not simply to organize and save space for the teachers, but the different Pins suggested ways of meeting the needs of the students and creating functional classroom organizers to help meet the needs of each individual student.
One interesting pin we have found, is tips on how to organize your classroom. In this pin it provides really good information on how to effectively organize your classroom, organize your units, and schedule your entire school year. This pin also promotes successful learning environments, as well as how to make your students feel welcome in your classroom. Pinterest is a great resource to find new ideas, and skills to bring into your classroom.
I am already following Sspanish Classes on Pinterest and they post lots of different pins about teaching Spanish across many different subjects, such as literature, language, art, celebrities, countries, games and other things.
I followed the Luce Road Kindergarten page and found that there were helpful tools for organization which would be helpful to keep track of families and assignments that I need for each family to fill out/ use in the near future as an advocate for those families. I also found great craft ideas to give to the little kids while I am talking to their parents so they do not get bored.
I read "16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest" and found some really cool ideas about how to collaborate with others. I can open up my Pinterest board to my students so they can also pin different ideas and things they found onto my board! I am following Edutopia and found this really cool pin which describes how to help students who have ADHD. Some of the different ideas are swivel chairs or silly putty.
Pinterest is a great way to not only pin items to remember them for later, but it is also a great way to connect with other professionals, teachers, students. etc. Pinterest is also a great way to organize classroom content by creating boards for each unit, subject, book, etc. We are so excited to use Pinterest in our classrooms to build connections and use as a resource for our classroom content.
For EDC 303 Jenise had us make a professional Pinterest page that I use more now than my personal one. I follow a lot of different history sites and experts. Pinterest is an easy place to store ideas and lessons for future use. I can use Pinterest to pull other educators ideas and tricks to use in my own classroom.
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