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Updated by Eugenio Tiengo on Jun 19, 2014
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Dozens Of Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest

Pinterest is about a lot more than fashion and food when it comes to teachers. Here’s a few simple ways teachers can use Pinterest.

Educators who are curious about Pinterest should sign up for an invitation today (it’s still invite only, but it doesn’t take long to get an invitation) and start creating their own amazing collections of pins.


Get inspiration for decorating your classroom

Looking to liven up your classroom? There are tons of photos of great classroom setups, from kindergartens to high school that you can use for inspiration.

Organize your ideas

Do you find yourself jotting down ideas or bookmarking websites and then forgetting about them? Pinterest can help you keep these ideas organized and easy-to-find when you need them.

Get ideas for an inspired bulletin board

A great bulletin board display can make kids excited to learn and proud to see their accomplishments on the wall. You’ll find some amazing ideas for creating your own when you browse Pinterest.

Follow interesting boards

Found a treasure trove of resources? Follow that board! That way anytime things are posted to it you’ll see it immediately in your own feed.

Get fun ideas for new projects

Whether you’re looking for holiday fun for students or something to relate to your lessons, you’ll find some really amazing ideas when you look through educational pins on the site.

Look for ways to organize your classroom

Classroom lacking organization? Search through pins for some great, often very creative, ways to keep your class neat and tidy.

Swap lesson plans

Pinterest is full of lesson plans that you can use and adapt to your own needs. You can also show off your own great ideas by pinning photos and blog posts on your own.

Locate amazing images for your lessons

Pinterest is a very visual resource, which is what makes it such a great place to look when you’re trying to find images for a lesson or a lecture. There are tons of material that is historical, contemporary, art historical, or just plain interesting to look through.

Have students pin project ideas

Pinterest can also be a great place to get students working. Teachers could have students pin ideas on a board that relate to a particular project they’ll be working on.

Collect ideas for virtual field trips

Let your kids travel the world through the web when you find creative online field trips on Pinterest, or build your own through great images.

Make group work visual

Whether you’re working with your colleagues or helping students to work on a group project, Pinterest can be a great place to collaborate. Share images for presentations or links to papers, resources, and research.

Have students photo journal on Pinterest

There are numerous ways students can use Pinterest to journal. How about a series of photos captioned in a foreign language? Or documenting a trip they took? The possibilities are endless.

Find loads of printables

If you’re in the market for some printable games and lessons for your students, you’ll find tons of great stuff on Pinterest.

Pump up your science lessons with amazing experiments

Search through the pins on the site for some ideas that can help bring science to life for your students.

Get ideas on how to make learning more hands-on

There are pages and pages worth of pins all about hands-on projects for students. Take advantage of some to make your lessons more interesting and memorable for your students.

Find great books to use in the classroom

It can be tough to choose books for young readers that are both fresh and age appropriate. Luckily, you’ll find some help on that when you look through Pinterest.

Look for grade-specific materials

Need to search by grade? You can do that, too! If you find boards you like, make sure to follow them.

Collaborate with other teachers and educators

Through Pinterest, teachers can create collaborative boards. This makes it simple to work together on projects, build better lessons, or just connect over shared ideas.

Start a conversation

Inspired by a lesson plan or image posted by another educator? Tell them! You can comment on their pins, offering you a chance to learn more and connect.

Share what you’re doing in the classroom

While it’s great to sit back and take in all the images other people have shared, you shouldn’t be afraid to share your own as well. Pin your favorite classroom projects so that other teachers and students can make use of them as well.

Find out about great reads

Whether you’re looking to be inspired or find non-fiction reads about managing your classroom, look to pins from teachers on Pinterest for some recommendations.

Get links to great tech resources

Pinterest is a great place to find out about new tech resources for teachers, including places to print off materials, track your students, or get free educational videos, among other things!

Look for new and innovative teaching methods

Don’t get stuck in the past! Learn about new ways to connect with and manage your students from blog posts linked to on Pinterest.

Find out about awesome new educational products

You can pin pictures of the latest and greatest in educational products, though some may be dream purchases.

Promote your own work or blog

Show off your teaching skills and creativity on Pinterest. You can use it to promote your blog, photos, or anything else you think is worth sharing.