Guide to Using Pinterest Created by: Jennifer Thomas “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you.” - Pinterest Website
Sign up for Account • Join Pinterest by using the website: • www.pinterest.com • If you already have an account click log in now • If you are with a school district and are using your Pinterest information to share information it may be a good idea to create a school Pinteret account so you do not have to give out your personal Pinterest account information.
How to Create a Board • Pinterest is an organizational site for everything that you like therefore boards are needed to separate your ideas. • Here is what it will look like: • Click the plus sign to the left of your login • Then click create a board • Then you name the board
Pinning Activities • Find activities that you like by: • Searching or • Finding activities from other people that you Follow • Then click “Pin it” and select your board for it to be placed in.
Following People • If you would like to have a person’s pins show on your home page then you can “Follow” them by clicking the follow button under their picture. • You can also see everyone that you are following and everyone that is following you.
Incorporating Pinning in your lesson planning • Example of how you can take your pins and guide your lesson planning Grade Level: Early Childhood Topic: Author Study on Eric Litwin Monday: Art- Creating a Pete the Cat with hand print and then writing “Pete the Cat” Tuesday: Literacy- Color his shoes then will fill in the blank by writing the color shoes they selected. Wednesday: Math- Counting buttons and then making simple math problems Thursday: Fine Motor- Follow directions to assemble Pete and then but in order “I love my white shoes” Friday: Dramatic Play- Using props the children will act out the Pete the Cat books