Right now, I'm up to 64 boards on my Pinterest page. That's a lot! Many are school-related - reading, writing, social studies, etc. I know that it has made me a better teacher. It's like being able to peek into classrooms all over the world, without leaving your home.
As I am starting to prepare for next school year, I started to browse my Pinterest boards. I realized that I have pinned so many great ideas but many of them tend to get lost in the bottom of a board and I never end up using them. That's when the lightbulb went on!
I created a new board called 2014-2015 Classroom. Then I went through my educational boards and pinned only the ideas that I want to use next year to this board. I made it a secret board since I was just re-pinning ideas.
Once my board seemed complete (for now), I printed it. This allows me to slide it into my plan-book so that I can refer to it at anytime. If I need to, I can always hop onto Pinterest to get more information about a specific pin.
I also cut up some of the pages and strategically placed them in my plan-book. For example, this is an idea for the 10oth day of school. I know that I won't need that idea until February, so it went in my book for that month. That way, I will be sure to use the idea at the right time!
To sum up, I love Pinterest! Click here to read another post on how I use Pinterest to help guide my instruction.