Pinterest is interactive like Facebook. You can follow your friends, comment on their boards, and "repin" their ideas for future use.
So now you know that Pinterest is like a virtual bulletin board. It's fun and interactive. But how does this apply to your classroom?
Some teachers are using it as a shared, collaborative space to collect lesson ideas and web sites. You might start with your grade level teams or departments and create boards for upcoming topics or units. For example, I have boards with the following categories: Promethean, iPad, and School (as well as boards for recipes and craft projects.) http://pinterest.com/j_waldroop/
Jennifer Stelzer, our Art teacher, has a board for Zentangles. http://pinterest.com/jenniferstelzer/zentangles/
Check out these boards and see what you think. But beware, it's addictive! :)
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Smithsonian Education has created resources for easy book projects designed to get families talking about their heritage and creating a memory book together. Check out the samples and instructions on the Smithsonian web site.
Take 5 minutes and update your Activinspire software.
Open ActivInspire> From the Dashboard, click on Configure then click Check for updates.