How I plan on using social media to benefit my
career as an Early Childhood Educator is by
using the websites Pinterest andTumblr.
“On average a visitor spends more than 98
minutes per month on Pinterest”
teachers-guide-to-pinterest/) Pinterest is a
website where people post their ideas such as
activities for children to enhance their gross
motor skills or have interesting art and craft
ideas that moms or teachers have used before.
“Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing
the things that inspire you.”
(http://about.pinterest.com) Pinterest is a great
resource to use if you’re a teacher or an Early
Childhood Educator because it helps you to find
new ideas for upcoming activities you want and
keep it organized
You use things called boards and each board has its own title
so for example you could use Arts and Crafts.
There can be pictures of all different art activities and you
can save them to your board to help you remember the
website it came from and if you would like to look back on
the activity and do it again.
When you’re on the website you can type in a key word
and a whole bunch of pictures will come up.
There are thousands of different things you can find such
as activities, decoration ideas, fitness activities and so
“The DIY and Crafts category on Pinterest is a great way to
find project ideas for school.Teachers can definitely use
this to get ideas for crafts and even parents can get
inspiration for summer family projects.”
This can benefit so many Early Childhood Educators because it helps us to use
social media to find new ideas to help enhance children’s learning and also to
share good ideas that we have come up with to show the whole world.
By having Pinterest it also helps you collaborate with other teachers who have
lessons plans projects and teaching ideas for you.You can also use your
Pinterest to show parents upcoming ideas and activities you would like to do
with the children.
Parents can go on Pinterest to see what their child may be doing that week
and if they enjoy the activity they can go do it at home with their child and or
siblings. It’s a great way to keep the parents involved and have them included
in your planning for their child.
Also showing parents new books that maybe they haven’t read to their child
or books the children seem interested in the teacher can post that on
Pinterest and parents can look and see that and find the book for their child.
Tumblr is a website where you can create your own blog.
You can post things like pictures, videos, messages, and
also links to websites that you would like to show people.
You can also reblog other people’s post that you may find
enjoyable or you may want to show other people about.
By making your own blog for your classroom parents can go
online and see what their child has been doing. For example by
having a classroom blog you can have it private or only the
parents in the classroom can see what you do is post pictures of
the child and their artwork they did that day or even during
circle time when you were singing a song you can video tape the
children singing and post that on your blog and when the
parents have a chance they can see what their child was doing.
So many parents leave their children at school and daycare for
most of the portion of the day because they’re at work they
only get to see them when they come home for dinner and after
that they end up having to go to bed and go through the same
processes all week.
By having this blog the parents will feel more connected to
their children and the activities they’re doing in the
classroom that they missed while at work.There are many
Early Childhood Education blogs that you can follow and
get updates when they post things this can help you find a
good article. For example if you are with infants or
toddlers and they’re starting to get teeth you can find an
article off of other peoples blogs or online and post it for
parents to help them notice signs of teething and what
they can do about it.
“Technology is an integral part of today's modern world
and improvements are being made every day.This means
that your kids have the ability to access information and
satisfy their curiosity instantly! Encourage your children to
search on the web for answers to their questions or watch
credible how-to or news videos.”
Having good communication with parents is key when
working with children.You and the parent’s work as a
team to help their child grow and develop. Parents know
more about their child than you do and its best to talk to
them about certain things they do at home and work
together to make the child grow up and be developing the
way they should be. By sharing the things parents miss
while at work is such a great way to have good
communication with parents and to inform them on so
many other things their child has been doing
ECE’s Using social media
Not a lot of Early Childhood Educators use social media as much
as I think they should. I think social media is such a huge part of
our world now and by doing this it can benefit so many people
in my field.
A lot of them use Pinterest to find ideas but I haven’t heard of
anyone with a blog or any having their own websites to let
parents stay involved with their parents.
The one blog I found on pinterest was
They post a lot of activities that you can do with preschool
One other blog I found onTumblr was and Early Childhood
Educator who has been working for 17 plus years.
She posts articles about children and things that can help
parents such as food ideas or what is happening in early
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