Tips on How to Use Pinterest
by Alan Haskvitz
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Whether for school or home, these links can assist you in making your site easier to navigate and more interesting to view. If you have not used Pinterest, the links below are an excellent place to start learning about the process. It is also a great place for veteran users to see what is new. One caveat that should be noted is that Pinterest can be addicting and a teacher needs to keep the end in sight when placing pins. It is easy to drift off topic because a site has some interesting materials. Thus I would limit my posting to those that directly relate to the lesson and remove older ones to keep the site clean. However, keep track of the ones you are removing by placing them on your own teacher site for use in coming years. Use that site as a warehouse of inventory to abeyance for future utilization.
A step-by-step guide to starting
Using Pinterest to add zest to lessons is easy and appeals to students who sometimes are turned off by the rigors of textbook. It does not replace the text, but is a way to make the lessons come alive.
The Teacher’s Guide
A list of teachers by grade level and their sites. A great way to get fresh ideas.
A Beginners Video Guide to Pinterest in Two Parts
30 Ways for Teachers to Use Pinterest
An excellent section on lessons.
16 Additional Uses
Best Times to Pin
26 Best Pinterest Tools
37 Things Teachers Should Know About Pinterest
NEA’s Take on Pinterest
Lots of links to specific subjects and uses
A length list of YouTube videos that provide insight into Pinterest