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Pinterest for parents

  1. 1. for Parents Hannah Lombard EDU630 Summer 2012
  2. 2. What is Pinterest?• Virtual “pinboards” based on topics of your choosing (fashion, home décor, travel, food, education, architecture – you name it, you can find it!)• Browse others’ boards, create your own• “Pin it” vs. “Repin”
  3. 3. Pinterest Mission Statement• “Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the things they find interesting. We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.”
  4. 4. Pinterest in Education • Education tab • Search bar • Boards and pins on: – Classroom design – Classroom management – Kinesthetic math games – Science experiments – …and non-educational pins…
  5. 5. • “4 Ways to Use Pinterest in Education” 1. Lesson Plans - Use search bar, browse educators you “follow,” check their links back 2. Sharing Ideas - Visual idea sharing tool, easy to find again (“like” or “repin” to your own board) 3. Organization - Virtual file cabinet that makes you put an item in the correct tab every time! Also, takes up no space! 4. Student Use - Project potential (must be over 13) – I’d be wary of them just collecting sites…require written component, too!
  6. 6. Pinterest for Parents• Parent potential – safeguard against young children using it, resource for parents, extend the potential benefits to kids under 13• Inspiration board for parents during summer vacation: “Beating the Summer Blues – math and science activities for you and your child”
  7. 7. Example Site 1 – Math Source Image from website Description customized by me Comments detailing associated MA Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks
  8. 8. Example Site 2 – Science Source Image from website Customized description Comment with applicable MA Science Curriculum Framework Repins by others onto their own boards
  9. 9. Example Site 3 – Math and Science Source Image from website Customized description on how to make it more educational Associated MA Mathematics and Science Curriculum Frameworks
  10. 10. 21st Century Skills• ** Guided by parent **• Computer skills – mouse control, coordination of clicking over link, practice finding a website, finding important information from a given site• Safe Internet usage• Collaboration with peers and adults• Introduction to digital bookmarking
  11. 11. Potential Problems• Parents don’t want to access Pinterest• They make the activities too much work and not enough fun • Website glitches (like this one), either making the content unavailable or not allowing the teacher to customize as they planned
  12. 12. Sources• Pinterest Mission Statement: http://pinterest.com/about/• Morrison, A. (2011). School Systems Blog - Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education. Pearson School Systems. Retrieved July 15, 2012, from http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com/blog/?p=424• All images: screenshots from my own Pinterestaccount or downloaded from http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/

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