This week brought exciting news for Teachers/Pinners. "Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, "re-pin" images to their own pinboards, or "like" photos." (Wikipedia)
Pinterest launched the highly anticipated Teacher Page; a collection of boards devoted entirely to education. "Tons of teachers are discovering and sharing ideas on Pinterest. In fact, more than 500,000 education-related ideas are pinned each day. And, according to an annual survey by Edutopia, Pinterest is in the top five of professional development websites for teachers." (Pinterest)
So, how can teachers use Pinterest? Most teachers would say they use it for lesson planning purposes. Many teachers also use it for classroom decor. Some even allow the students to use Pinterest. I could list the ways, or I could show you an infographic I found on PInterest.
Your Tech Ready Team is also launching their own Pinterest boards this week as well. Follow our boards as we will continue to pin ideas that you can use in your classroom.