Back to School Teacher Hack #3: Pinterest

The Musings of a History Gal

For this week's back to school hack, I'm joining up with the ELA Buffet and Desktop Learning Adventures for a great link-up about Pinterest!
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If you think Pinterest is just for collecting recipes and DIY ideas, you're missing out! Pinterest is an awesome place to find ideas and inspiration for your classroom.

Tip#1: Follow Good Boards

The trick to finding good ideas for your classroom is to follow good boards. Secondary Solutions compiled a list of 10 Pinterest Boards Secondary Teachers Should be Following.

 

Some other great boards include:

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 Tip #2: Switch It Up  

Change up an activity you do each year by adding a Pinterest twist. This year I decided to switch out my usual student interest form by adding a Pinterest twist where students create a board with images that represent their interests. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Social-Media-Activity-1986296









Tip #3: Let Students Create Their Own Boards  

The Musings of a History GalWhen you start a new unit or topic, have students create Pinterest boards about the new topic. Then, they can send you their completed boards on a designated date for a grade. Set guidelines for the types of pins they should use, a minimum number of pins, the types of descriptions you want them to write, and have them complete a brief written assignment explaining why they chose the pins they placed on their board, their favorite pin, what they learned, etc.

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5 comments

  1. Great ideas, Andrea! I love that you've included student activities. I used your "My Life" pinterest activity with my students this year, and it was so much fun (and insightful) to see what they came up with!

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    1. I'm glad the Pinterest activity was fun! My husband's going to use it this year so I hope his students like it, too!

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  2. Your Tools for Teaching Teens board is a real treasure!

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    1. We're glad you like it! It helps to have a great group of collaborators!

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful getting to know you activity! It's great, and I think my kids will love it!
    Darlene
    ELABuffet

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