Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. Pinterest makes a great tool for collecting and sharing your best instructional resources.
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Task #1: Go to the Pinterest website and create an account.

Task #2: Click on Categories on the your Pinterest homepage and browse a category of interest. After getting some ideas for what sorts of things you can find on Pinterest, move to Task #3.

Task #3: Click the Add button on your Pinterest toolbar to create a new board on a topic of your choosing.

Task #4: Type your topic in the Pinterest search bar and browse some of the pins from other Pinterest users on your topic of choice. When you find something you like, click on the image to learn more. Then, click on the Repin button to add that image to your own board.

Task #5: If you think Pinterest is for you, click the About button on the Pinterest toolbar and add the Pin It Button to your bookmarks toolbar.

Classroom Implications
Use Pinterest to collect websites, images, lessons, and activities on a certain topic or concept. Create multiple boards on many topics to organize things you like and want to review later. You can unpin at any time.

Upper grades students who have E-mail accounts can use Pinterest to organize information for presentations or to collaborate with their peers. A class Pinterest board can serve to as a sharing board for interesting, curious, or relevant information students find on the web and want to share with their class.

Check out this Edudemic infographic: A Student's Guide to Using Pinterest Effectively

Click hereto see how Kristina Stoker, Tonya Cassidy, Tricia Freeze and Mandy Harrington at Cool Spring Elementary School in Iredell-Statesville Schools are using Pinterest to support classroom instruction.

Create your own PLN by following the boards of other educators or topics of interest. Collaborate and share boards with colleagues as another option for PLN development.

Administrative Implications
Share information with teachers, parents, and other stakeholders using this easy-to-use, visually-appealing platform. Share a pinboard to share ideas for Open House, parent night, professional development, instructional strategies, etc.

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“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."