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Presentation for Educators/Administrators of Mediapolis District 10-30-13

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  • + PINTEREST & YOU Jennifer Woodley Communication Specialist Great Prairie AEA
  • + Hello @jenwoodley24  Communications Specialist  Internal/External Communications  News Blogs & E-News (The Cornerstone)  Website  Social Media Diva  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , Pinterest, Google+
  • + Hello @iamDublin Puppy Tweets
  • + Social media defines the activities that integrate technology, social interaction and the sharing of words, images, video and audio.
  • + More simply put “Social media is people having conversations online.” DID YOU SEE THIS? OMG! RT!
  • + Social Media & You  How many of you…  Twitter  Facebook  LinkedIn  Google+  Pinterest  Instagram  Vine  Tumblr  Foursquare
  • + Social Media by Internet Users  67% Facebook  16% Twitter  15% Pinterest  13% Instagram  6% Tumblr
  • + Social Media Users by Gender 71% Females 62% Males 1. Facebook 1. Facebook 2. Pinterest 2. Twitter 3. Instagram 3. Instagram 4. Twitter 4. Tumblr 5. Tumblr 5. Pinterest
  • + GPAEA Uses Social Media 
  • + Launched in 2010
  • + What is Pinterest? An animated video.
  • + FUN FACT  Ben Silbermann, CEO &CoFounder of Pinterest born/raised in Des Moines  Go IOWA!
  • + The Basics  70 million+ users  Pinterest Pages are made up of boards  Pinterest helps people organize the things they love through the use of pins  Boards showcase your brand’s themes, ideas, topics of interest  Follow & be followed  Create guest (collaborative) boards   A pin can consist of an image or video People pin quotes, styles, gifts, destination s, recipes, etc.
  • + Pins  Pins  A pin is an image (or video) you add to Pinterest that links back to the website it came from.  “Pin it” from a website  Re-pin within Pinterest  Where do pins come from?  How can you tell if a pin is quality?
  • + Boards  Boards  A board is where you collect your pins.  Can be secret or public and you can invite friends to pin with you on any of your boards.  Make boards for anything and everything!  Group Boards  Cover Photo
  • + Home Feed  When you first log in, you land in your home feed.  Collection of the pins from the pinners/boards that you follow. (also recommendations from Pinterest)  Home base, if you want to find it again, click on Pinterest logo.
  • + Following  Following people and boards is how you fill up your home feed with interesting stuff.  It’s all about what you like, not who you know!  If you want to follow someone, click on “Follow All” on their profile or “Follow Board” on individual boards.  Group Boards
  • + Search & Category  Use the “Search” box to find something specific.  Toggle between  Pins  Boards  Pinners  Just my pins  Category Menu lets you search within specific categories.  #Hashtags
  • + Copyright & Attribution  ight/  Pinterest ("Pinterest") respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.  Pinterest buying Metadata rights to Getty Images, Flick’r, etc.  Remember! Give credit and link to original source
  • + Create a Pinterest Account
  • + Your Pinterest Account  Profile   Notifications   Click on your name, then “Your Boards” or “Your Pins” Tell you when someone likes, pins or follows you. Account Settings  Click on your name, then “Settings” to make changes.
  • + How to Pin  Add a pin with the Pin It button:     Select the image you'd like to pin  Choose the board for your pin and add a description  Click Pin It  Type in the website's address  Find an image on a website that you want to pin and click the Pin It button Hover over the profile menu and click Add pin  Add the Pin It button to your browser  Find a pin from a website: Click Find Images Upload a pin from your computer:  Hover over the profile menu and click Add pin  Click Choose Pin and find the file on your computer  Choose the board you'll pin to and add a description to your pin  Click Pin It
  • + How to RePin  You can repin any pin you've found on Pinterest to your own board. When you repin, the user who first pinned the image will also get credit. A repin keeps the source of the original pin no matter how many times it’s repinned.  To repin a pin:  Hover over the pin and click Pin It. Or, open up the pin to the large view and click Pin It.  Choose the board you'll pin to and add a description to your pin.  Click Pin It.
  • + Who should I follow?  Iowa’s AEAs -  Mepo Schools -  Edutopia -  ASCD -
  • + Pinterest Hunt
  • + 1. Create a new board  Click on the + by your name or go to “Your Boards” to create a new board.  Name it "Pinterest Hunt”
  • + Pin/RePin to your new board  a resource for Common Core lessons  ideas to keep kids reading over the summer  how to organize a teacher portfolio  an iPad app you can use for your grade level and subject area  ideas to help middle school struggling readers  ways to increase student engagement that use technology  ideas to celebrate Earth Day (April 22, 2014) in your classroom   ideas for using technology in the Language Arts classroom resources for "flipped learning”
  • + Share your board! Share with at least one other person in the room.  Invite people to your board  Go to the board and click Edit  Enter the first and last name (or email address) of the invitee under Who can pin?  Click his/her name once it loads  Note: You must follow at least one of the person’s boards in order to invite him/her  Repeat for any other people you'd like to add  Click Save Changes
  • + MepoSchools
  • + MepoSchools&Pinterest  Collaborate! Share resources within your subject area or grade level  Create boards for:  Parents  Students  Community Members  About your District (link back to your website)
  • + Talk Amongst Yourselves! How can you use Pinterest as an Educator? in your classroom?
  • + Your Classroom &Pinterest
  • + Education &Pinterest  Market Research  Visual Storytelling/Custom Pinboards  Collaboration  Guest Pinners  Contests  Alumni/Nostalgia  Educational Campaigns
  • + Overwhelmed yet?
  • + Social Media Tips for Educators  Don’t friend current students/parents  Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want in the newspaper  Ask your friends to be mindful when posting pictures of you  Check your privacy settings  Don’t argue
  • +  Resources & PP:  Contact: Jennifer Woodley @jenwoodley24  Connect with GPAEA:  Thank you!
  • + Sources  Videos   What is Pinterest? An animated video. Photos  (subscription)   Statistics  Pew Internet, http://www.pewintern  Public Assembly Webinar, com/watch?v=vqLM3zGsbgg &