Pinterest is an online platform was teachers can collaborate with each other, sharing and following other boards and “pins”; this is an invaluable resource for teachers where they are able to gather many lesson plan ideas or anything that they may be interested in. (unknown, 2012) Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board that is aesthetically pleasing where uses can organise and share “pins”.
Pinterest boards are a great way to collaborate with other teachers. You can share ideas, resources, videos, news articles, infographics and images. You don’t have to be working in the same school, or even the same country, to be able to work on the same collection of resources.
This module gave me the opportunity the see the benefits of Pinterest I always thought it was something that wouldn’t interest me. Now that I have had the opportunity to learn how to use Pinterest I can see how it can be beneficial for the teacher to collaborate with other teachers, getting ideas off each other as well as being profitable for students in the classroom where students can keep all their interests and online discoveries in one place that can be accesses quickly and easily, whilst being able to share their pins with others.
Here are some Pintrest board that may be useful for teachers:
HOW TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS CAN USE PINTEREST AS A RESOURCE IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/education-today/how-teachers-and-educators-can-use-pinterest-as-a-resource-in-and-out-of-the-classroom/
Howell, J (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity