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Friday, January 13, 2012

Pinterest

My first course in Grad School was learning about the profession of teaching. It was also my time to explore and discover so many amazing and inspirational teaching blogs.

A friend of mine introduced me to Pinterest... a website I instantly found both useful and expensive. I read about so many wonderful things here and was able to pin pictures to save for later.


My collection has grown to over 3000 items and seems to be continually growing. I am also using these ideas to help me prepare for my first classroom.


I have seen the question posed several times of how to use this site, why bother requesting an invite, or why waste the time?

For me, this is a digital filing cabinet with endless storage space. I check it out to find things that I may want to use someday. There are countless freebies available on the internet. I do not want to take the time to print them all out and file them away. They will get lost and forgotten about.

They will take up way too much room and add more clutter. I cringe when I see clutter! I use each board as my "filing cabinet drawer" inside each drawer I file away ideas of things for latter. The pins are my "files."

Not everything I pin will get used. Some ideas are just dreams that I can never afford but I have gone back there time and again to find something hidden in a drawer because now I need it.

Some of my favorite boards are:

How do you use Pinterest?


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2 Comments:

At January 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM , Blogger Tara said...

Hi there:) Thanks for tagging me...hoping to get that post up in the next day or 2...I have a question....the posted you tagged my on is a giveaway for a book (the author guest posted). I was checking to see if you were interested in the giveaway...if so (to make it fair) could you either delete or amend your post so that there is a comment to the author about the book? If not, no worries..I just wanted to give you a chance to win also:) Thanks bunches:)

4th Grade Frolics

 
At January 30, 2012 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Miss Foote said...

Oh my I love Pinterest!!!! I started with one classroom board and now I am trying to reorganize them:-)

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

 

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