CorePlanner Blog

9/24/2014

5 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In Their Lesson Planning


You’re on Pinterest, right?? So am I. My favorite part of Pinterest is that it has replaced my clunky attempts at bookmarking the online content I didn’t want to forget about. Now I just pin it.

I’m even using it for lesson planning. Here are some tips for utilizing Pinterest in your planning:

 

1. Use it like you would use Google

a. Type “How to teach civil war history” or “How to teach fractions” and enjoy the multitude of creative, standards-based lessons. Resources can be found from larger educational organizations, like TED, as well as from veteran teachers and homeschooling parents.


2. Find your folks

a. Just as you have trusted colleagues at your school, you’ll find yourself gravitating to teacher-pinners whose style and content aligns with yours. Be sure to follow them. Then, reach out to them. Pinterest has a private messaging feature available for making connections.

 

3. Get feedback


a. The online community is in constant communication. Ask for feedback on plans you’ve made or worksheets you’ve created. The friends you make on Pinterest will be happy to share advice or offer direction.

 

4. Educate yourself

a. Recently Pinterest changed to allow the pinning of articles and websites. I have an entire board of articles I’m reading or plan to read. 

 

5. Share with parents

a. Parents appreciate knowing what’s going on in the classroom. And, you know they’re on Pinterest, too. Share what your classroom ideas and plans are with parents so they can appreciate your creativity and help continue the lesson at the dinner table.

My Pinterest account is @TeachEightHugs. Come find me!


Hugs,


-¬‐ Annie Krut, M.Ed.
anniekrut@eighthugs.com

Annie is on a mission to teach kids the skills they need to be happy. She’s using neuroscience, the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Get the curriculum at www.eighthugs.com and join the conversation on Twitter: @eighthugs