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Top 11 Educational Pinners on Pinterest

Pinterest is such a powerful new addition to the online social media fabric. It is not long since its official launch and it has already hosted thousands and thousands of pinners and is gaining in popularity day after day. Part of this huge success is due to  the visual element that Pinterest depends on. The idea of social bookmarking is not new at all but Pinterest has  revitalized it in such a creative way allowing people to use images from websites and blogs they like and assemble them  into some visually appealing boards.






As is the case with other social media tools, Pinterest has brought about some great pluses for educators and teachers. It becomes a safe haven for several educational boards covering a wide variety of topics from technology to art.



Here are  some of the ways you can use Pinterest in education.




1- Create a classroom board

Go ahead and create a board for your classroom on Pinterest. You can use this board to share with students links and resources related to what you teach them. You can either reserve the right to admin it for yourself ( I don't recommend it ) or get your students engaged in knowledge building through pinning.



2- Enhance Teamwork and Collaboration

You can encourage your students to create their own pins and probably check them from time to time to see how they are proceeding  Students working on the same project can use pinterest to bookmark the materials and links they need. This collective pinning can tremendously foster feelings of collaboration and teamwork among students.









3- Lesson Planning


Pinterest boards can be a great help for storing visual representations of your lesson planning. You can also pin images, videos, infographics..ect ahead of time and get them ready for future lesson plans.


4- Book Readings

You can create a specific pinterest board where to pin books and other reading recommendations for your students.


To learn more about how to use Pinterest in your classroom then I would direct you to This  Guide.





Now that you are ready to start using Pinterest for educational purposes , here are some top educational pinners to consider following.




1- Lisa Johnson




This is an instructional technology specialist. She has 18 aboards about educational technology.




2- Suzy Brooks



This is a teacher who has created 40 boards sharing some awesome teaching ideas and materials.




3- Vicki Dabroka




Vicki has more than 60 boards covering everything you need about education and instructional technology.




4- ISTE



The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) advances excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology.





5- Charity Preston




Preston has over 70 boards full of great resources and links for teachers




6- Teacher Vision




More than 60 boards filled with educational tools and pre-k-12 resources






7- Edutopia





Edutopia has 13 boards where you can find all kinds of educational resources from tech to art integration





8- Rachael Friedrich






She has over 100 boards covering everything from freebies to funnies





9- Vicki Davis


This is a great educator that you definitely need to follow she has some very interesting boards (41 boards )




10- Amanda Plum





This is a first grade teacher who has curated more than 50 boards full of interesting materials for teachers.



11- Erin Klein





With over 70 boards on her page. Erin has succeeded in assembling a great wealth of educational resources.


I know I am not in the calibre of those educational pinners mentioned above but I would love to introduce you to my boards as well




12- Med Kharbach



This is me , I thought you might also like to discover some of the boards I have created especially for educational technology and mobile learning. Check them out.


This list is not exhaustive and I might have missed many other pinners .




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  1. Would love to see more pinners who teach high school students! Here is one of my boards: http://pinterest.com/lljh/teaching-for-life-what-i-do/

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  2. You definitely want to check out http://piinterest.com/itechservices too. They are a great resource for all things about Educational Technologies.. specializing in iOS focus. Close to 40 Boards all about iPads, iApps, etc.!! Love to pin from there!!

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