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An article about teachers using Pinterest was published in T.H.E. this week (Pinning Down the Cloud) and I thought we might get a conversation going about how we are using Pinterest. I would love to see MSP2 members Pinterest boards - and maybe even start following them!

This is how we are using Pinterest for another one of my projects - Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Science and Literacy i.... We needed a photo gallery for a couple of the activities that we developed and decided to use Pinterest. We have multiple boards that cover everything from Polar Invertebrates to Polar Researchers. Here is the link to our Photo Gallery.

What are some other ideas for using Pinterest in teaching?

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Hi, Kim -

I profess to be overwhelmed.  I teach resource math to 9th graders and am just beginning my digital learning (even though I am 56) and would like to become more creative in my classroom.  I have begun creating an Edmodo site for my math students, but have absolutely no idea how to set up and use Pinterest in my math class.  I will try to start playing with it this weekend and appreciate any suggestions!  the scope of your project with your students looks very expansive.  very cool.

Hi Becky - I think it is great that you are setting up an Edmodo site! I think the key to using technology is to not pick a technology and try to use it - but to figure out something you want students to do/know and then see if there is a technology that will make the process more engaging and meaningful. I really like Andrew Churches' integration of Bloom's taxonomy and the digital world to develop Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy. Kathy Schrock took Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and associated Google tools, apps, and other digital tools that support the different levels of learning in her Blooming Apps site. For instance, if you want to students to create something to provide evidence of their understanding - students could use Google sites, Prezi, or maybe even Pinterest! Hope this helps - Kim

There was an article in the Middle School Journal too. I checked it out, but I'm still thinking about the best way to use it with my students. I like that photo gallery idea. However, I did start a Pinterest board for my mentee teacher. She's a brand new science teacher and I thought that as I went thru the year I would make a board for her of all my favorite equipment, websites, teaching tools and other resources. I annotate each pin with info about while I like it, how to use it etc... I teach in a small school 6-12th grade science, so my board has everything.

"My favorite stuff for teaching science"

http://pinterest.com/bureaus/my-favorite-stuff-for-teaching-science/

I checked out the Sandra's Pinterest page and loved it.  I finally got on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, but didn't come across any good science things like you had.  Most of what I saw was more elementary. 

This doesn't have anything to do with using Pinterest with your students, but I am just taking baby steps right now.

Sandra Bureau said:

There was an article in the Middle School Journal too. I checked it out, but I'm still thinking about the best way to use it with my students. I like that photo gallery idea. However, I did start a Pinterest board for my mentee teacher. She's a brand new science teacher and I thought that as I went thru the year I would make a board for her of all my favorite equipment, websites, teaching tools and other resources. I annotate each pin with info about while I like it, how to use it etc... I teach in a small school 6-12th grade science, so my board has everything.

"My favorite stuff for teaching science"

http://pinterest.com/bureaus/my-favorite-stuff-for-teaching-science/

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