Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Silence too long! This is Oh! so "PINTEREST"ing

Getting back to work full-time this year, 2 Toronto City communities to service, has been a hefty endeavour... to say the least!!! As I purused my colleagues' very informative, extensive postings, I thought tonight that I should once again post to my most valued readership!

Last week, I watched an episode of Jeopardy! that reminded me that no matter how hard I try to keep up with the pace of technology and all the web creations, there are so so many developments, I will never be able to keep up. One category was around Social Media on the Web, I was able to only answer 2 of the 5 questions, Facebook and Pinterest. So here now my reflections on the latter.

Case in point: Social media. "Pinterest".
I created a Pinterest account for myself to explore this new Social Media. I was taken by the very teacher friendly layout of Bulletin Boards! It appears like scrolling panels of themes that are related to the themes that you create and post. The algorithms of Pinterest recommend and post for you more bulletin boards in your sphere of interests... I could spend hours connecting world wide with people in education, new technology, delicious food, beautiful scenes and clothing. As I explored one link after the other, I was sent to many great educational sites and links. There are so many talented and generous teachers sharing ideas, lessons and skills for teachers and students.

Here's the link: http://pinterest.com/

First Grade Faculty as an excellent example of resource rich sites:


Second Grade Squad:


Join up! Create an account and may your scrolling searches be fruitful!


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