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!
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.
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.
Tip#1: Follow Good Boards
Some other great boards include:
Tip #2: Switch It UpChange 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.
Tip #3: Let Students Create Their Own BoardsWhen 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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