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Using Pinterest in the Classroom


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- Provide faculty and staff with an understanding of what Pinterest is and how it may be used in the classroom environment.
- Share a step-by-step implementation plan on setting up a Pinterest board and starting the process
- Share case studies and examples of educational institutions using Pinterest within the classroom, along with best practices.

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Using Pinterest in the Classroom

  1. 1. Using Pinterest in the Classroom Fall 2014 • Becky Livingston, Instructor
  2. 2. Agenda • Provide faculty and staff with an understanding of what Pinterest is and how it may be used in the classroom environment. • Share a step-­‐by-­‐step implementa7on plan on seHng up a Pinterest board and starJng the process • Share case studies and examples of educaJonal insJtuJons using Pinterest within the classroom, along with best pracJces. (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 2
  3. 3. What is Pinterest? • Web and mobile applicaJon • Visual discovery, collecJon, sharing, and storage tool • CollecJons of visual bookmarks (boards) (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 3
  4. 4. 4 Ways To Use It 1. Curate content – Resource boards for teachers and students – Current events or issues to reach each day – Find on-­‐topic content – Images, projects, video and stories for future lesson plans (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 4
  5. 5. 4 Ways To Use It, cont. 2. Organize ideas – Save links to easy-­‐to-­‐scan topics – Add comments to remember why the link was pinned in the first place – Boards for each subject or unit – Inventories the class library so students know which resources are available (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 5
  6. 6. 4 Ways To Use It, cont. 3. Collaborate with others – Find other teachers who have similar interests and share lessons, projects and teaching ideas – Request feedback from other users to improve curriculum – Connect with people from other classes, universiJes, and groups – Open board to the community for parents and other users to see (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 6
  7. 7. 4 Ways To Use It 4. Allow students to pin – Aggregate ideas and sources for projects – Create community boards for group projects – Photo and design projects and collages – Promote student work online (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 7
  8. 8. Crea7ng A Profile -­‐ Tips • Write a clear and informa7ve descripJon about the pinboard you’re creaJng. • Tag people and resources in pins using “@” • Include a few hashtags in the pin descripJon • Use descripJve, specific board Jtles (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 8
  9. 9. Crea7ng the Boards 1. Organize your topical ideas 2. Create a Pinterest account and complete the profile informaJon 3. Login (unless you are already logged in) 4. Create the board(s) you want to pin to and share Max 500 Boards (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 9
  10. 10. Complete the Board Descrip7on Note: You can create secret boards, which are good when you want to share the content with specific people only. They need to be invited to view the board once created, or you could create it for yourself to collect info you don’t want other to see. (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 10
  11. 11. Example – Vicki Davis hfp:// Profile Descrip7on Best known as "Cool Cat Teacher" I'm a full Jme teacher and mom of 3. Things I love: using technology to inspire and transform kids and improve our world, orga .. Camilla, Georgia (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 11
  12. 12. Example – Vicki Davis, cont. Board Desc. (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 12
  13. 13. Ac7vity 1 1. Write down the content topics (boards) 2. Create the Pinterest account 3. Create one board profile and descripJon 20 Minutes (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 13
  14. 14. Pinning! Pinning OpJons (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 14
  15. 15. Start Pinning in 3-­‐2-­‐1…Go! 1. Find content related to your content topics (boards) Create new boards as needed 2. Research, pin, and share pins within the plalorm, via link in social media and or with students via email or other plalorm (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 15
  16. 16. Example – Free Teaching Resources Search AcJvity (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 16
  17. 17. Example – College Teaching Search AcJvity (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 17
  18. 18. Ice Breakers in the Classroom 1. Click on the image 2. Click on the Jtle below the image 3. You’ll be redirected to the content. (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 18
  19. 19. Pinners To Follow • Free Teaching Resources -­‐ technology in educaJon • Vicki Davis -­‐ Teaching Ideas and App, CollaboraJve WriJng, and Global CollaboraJon in EducaJon • Eric Sheninger -­‐ web2.0 tools for educators • Karen Steffenson -­‐ of science, the arts, literacy and numeracy • Debbie Fucoloro -­‐ Infographics, EducaJon, web 2.0, and social media • Shannon Smith -­‐ educaJonal technology essenJals • Shelly Terrel -­‐ digital storytelling to graphic organizers and world cloud tools (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 19
  20. 20. Resources • GeHng Started with Pinterest: hfp:// • Pinterest Tutorials: hfp://­‐guide-­‐to-­‐use-­‐of-­‐pinterest-­‐in.html • Secret Boards: hfps://­‐boards#Web • Free Teaching Resources Search: hfp:// %20resources&term_meta[]=free|typed&term_meta[]=teaching| typed&term_meta[]=resources|typed • “College Teaching” Search: hfp://[]= %22college|typed&term_meta[]=teaching%22|typed&remove_refine=free|typed • College Teaching (no quotes) search: hfp://[]=college| typed&term_meta[]=teaching|typed&remove_refine=%22college|typed (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 20
  21. 21. Resources, cont. • Cornell Notes: hfp:// %20notes&term_meta[]=college|typed&term_meta[]=teaching|typed&term_meta[]=cornell +notes|guide|word|25&add_refine=cornell+notes|guide|word|25 • Vicki Davis: hfp:// • Eric Sheninger: hfp:// • Karen Steffenson: hfp:// • Debbie Fucoloro: hfp:// • Shannon Smith: hfp:// • Shelly Terrell: hfp:// (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 21
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  23. 23. Thank You! Becky Livingston President & CEO Penheel MarkeJng hfp:// (c) 2014 Becky Livingston 23