How Teachers Can Use Pinterest for St. Patrick’s Day

by Kristie Burk

I use a lot of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  However, my favorite application to use, believe it or not, is Pinterest.

If you’re a visual learner like me, then you may also like Pinterest because users can create and share “visual bookmarks,” images that link to a page or website.  You can organize the images onto boards that you create.

There are many uses for Pinterest in education, including:

  • ideas for designing/planning your classroom space
  • student activities and lesson plans
  • images for projects
  • places for students to collaborate

Pinterest becomes most useful when you follow other people that have something to share.  For example, Stephen Spangler, the famous science teacher from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has a great Pinterest board for St. Patrick’s Day.

Interested in learning more but don’t know how to get started? Check out this useful “Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest.”




One comment

  1. Couldn’t resist sharing my own Pinterest site! Is a wonderful tool for educator tips, lessons, and resources. Thanks for the great blog-enjoying your posts!


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