Well, those blogs may not have interested me, but I certainly have found many that do. Educators do know how to use blogs to reflect, to curate, and to share. I follow many outstanding blogs and I encourage my teacher education students to do the same.
When I first noticed that Pinterest was becoming a popular social media site my reaction was pretty much the same. (You'd think I would learn!) Although I thought Pinterest would probably be an interesting site for pursuing hobbies and other interests, it did not occur to me that it would become a popular and very useful place for educators to curate content and to share ideas for teaching and learning.
- Edudemic can help you explore:
- Dozens of Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest (http://www.edudemic.com/2012/11/ways-teachers-can-use-pinterest/),
- The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology (http://www.edudemic.com/2012/10/pinterest-education-technology/), and
- their own Edudemic community on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/edudemic/).
- Science educator Steve Spangler shares ideas for How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom (http://www.stevespangler.com/education-today/how-teachers-and-educators-can-use-pinterest-as-a-resource-in-and-out-of-the-classroom/).
- Be sure to check out Teachers on Pinterest at (http://pinterest.com/teachers/).
Still curious about Pinterest, but don't know what to explore? Try some of these ideas. (Some are education-related, some not.)
Photos used with permission of Jo Schiffbauer