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Friday 4All: Teacher’s Pet – Pinterest

For more than a year now I have been a Pinterest addict. I helped introduce it first here back in August on a guest post fromKrissy Venosdale(veteran eMINTS teacher) called “Pinspiration“. More recently you may have read about Pinterest on two different Tuesday Tool posts “Best of 2011” and “Pinterest”.

If you haven’t checked it out, now is the time. Teachers all over the world are using Pinterest to improve instruction. Whether they are pinning bulletin board ideas, images they might use in their lessons, links to technology resources, or to resources that help teach different topics, all are discovering new ideas to improve teaching and learning. Teachers are gathering teaching ideas visually and then sharing them with others.

Here are some Pinterest links to get you started or to keep you hooked…

The Basics and Goodies
What is Pinterest?
How to… with Pin button instructions
How everyday users are using Pinterest
Pin Etiquette
Pinterest Goodies – PinIt button, downloadable Pinterest logos, Pinterest “Follow Me” buttons
Copyright and Pinterest

Teachers and Pinterest
Teaching Blog Addict – “What Have You Found”-blog post about Pinterest link-up with pinboard links
Teaching” Boards Pinterest Search
“Teaching” Pins Pinterest Search
Kelly Tenkely
Krissy Venosdale
Teaching Friends
IdeasFromFutureTeacher
Nyla’s Crafty Teaching

Want to get started…all you need is an invite. Leave a comment here asking for one and I will send it your way. And if you want…

Follow Me on Pinterest

Brooke Higgins is a Pinterest addict and Instructional Specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.

The Pinterest logo was created by Michael Deal and Juan Carlos Pagan and can be found at http://passets-cdn.pinterest.com/images/about/logos/Pinterest_Logo.png

Tuesday’s Tool: PInspiration

It’s almost August!  Ive been browsing the internet looking for some fresh inspiration to get my classrooms ready.  There are many, many things that I love.  I have fun with my camera, I love quotes, I’m always searching for new ideas to make my classroom better, and I love colorful graphics.  When I stumbled on Pinterest, I found a place where I could somehow keep track of all of them little random things that inspire me.  When I read that  Michelle’s Math in the Middle was hosting a Pinterest Linky Party, well, I knew I had to join.  I can’t wait to follow all of the great teachers sharing their Pin boards!

The good news?  You can join, too! Follow Me Pinterest Badge displayed on your teacher blog!  Then, write a post on your teaching blog about the Linky Party and link the post HERE

Happy Pinning!

Pinspiration!

Learn more about how you might use Pinterest in the classroom from Kelly at the iLearn blog in her post Pinterest: My New Obsession. If you leave a comments, she might even share an invite with you.

Post by guest contributor Krissy Venosdale of TeachFactory.com. Veteran eMINTS teacher, gifted education teacher, Tweeter, photographer….. and that’s just her day job. Original posted July 23, 2011 at TeachFactory.com.

Is Delicious Bookmarking a Thing of the Past?

Several days ago there were reports that the social bookmarking site Delicious would be permanently shutting down and would no longer be available for use.  Delicious is a very popular bookmarking site among many, including those in the education field.   Evidently the rumor that came out was premature and that is not completely accurate.  Yahoo! has said it will not shut down Delicious, but will find another home for the social bookmarking service.

If you want to read what Delicious posted on December 17, 2010 about the “rumor” you can go to the Delicious blog which is found here http://blog.delicious.com/.  The blog attempts to explain the situation and how it will be handled in the future.
If you are a current Delicious user and would still like to export your bookmarks to another service there are many options available.

Some other free bookmarking sites that are available:
Xmarks:  (formerly knows as Foxmarks) http://www.xmarks.com/
Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/
Google Bookmarks: https://www.google.com/bookmarks/l

Angie Esser is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center.

A Delicious Way to Bookmark a Website

A colleague recently introduced me to Delicious, an online bookmarking site.  I’d previously been exposed to ikeepbookmarks, but I found the organizational structure of Delicious fit my needs better.

What do I like about Delicious?  Saving bookmarks is ridiculously easy.  My bookmarks are available from any computer with internet access, and my colleagues with Delicious accounts can choose to receive updates every time I add a bookmark.  Best of all, the bookmarks can be searched and I can categorize them any way I choose, nor am I limited by the number of categories, or tags I use.

Once you create a free Delicious account you can choose to add shortcuts to your  menu bar.  If I open a website that I think my colleagues would like, I click on the “tag” icon and enter it immediately.  No more logging into my web page program to copy and paste the link to a subject specific web page.  I’ve removed all those web pages and replaced it with a link to my Delicious account.  Now my colleagues that are in search of subject specific websites for class can access my Delicious account. It’s easier to keep my Delicious bookmarks up-to-date than my web pages, and I can easily remove links that aren’t being used.

I can make some bookmarks private (just for me to view).  The others are public, for teachers and students in my building to access.

Common Craft has created an excellent 3 minute video that explains social networking and shows how to create an account on Delicious.

Bookmarking in Plain English

Create your free account today and see how easy it is to access your information.

Diane McCormack is a PD4ETS graduate and currently a building technology facilitator for Afton Schools here in Missouri. To access Diane’s Delicious bookmarks, click here.