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The Power of Pinterest!

How World Language Educators are using Pinterest to collaborate and gather resources for their classrooms.

Noemi Rodriguez

on 1 July 2015

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The Power of Pinterest!
#actfl4 /@srtanrodriguez

Why Pinterest for World Language educators?
How are educators using Pinterest?
Add subject specific images to use in an assignment, project or a class discussion.
Find project ideas, classroom organization, lesson plans and resources with true feedback from educators that have used it.
Use it to learn new and innovative teaching methods.
Use it for collaboration with other educators- get connected!
Follow other educator's boards in your same content area.
Organize, organize, organize your ideas and resources! {links, ppts, videos, articles, infographics & everything #authres}
How are students using Pinterest?
Collaborate with other students and brainstorm/build resources together
Have students pin individual project ideas/create their own boards.
Have students view your board of “unit resources” to assist them with their language acquisition.
Collect ideas for virtual field trips/create virtual field trips for students.
Have students create a photo journal on Pinterest and share their stories/images with the class.
Have students give each other feedback by leaving comments in the target language.

How do educators begin using Pinterest?
Step One:
Sign up for Pinterest!

Step Two:
Learn the "Lingo"
A pin starts with an image or video you add to Pinterest. You can add a pin from a website using the Pin It bookmarklet or upload an image right from your computer. Any pin on Pinterest can be repinned, and all pins link back to their source.

A board is where you organize your pins by topic. You could pin ideas for remodeling your bathroom to your House Projects board, for example. Boards can be secret or public, and you can invite other people to pin with you on any of your boards.

When you follow someone, their pins show up in your Pinterest home feed. You can follow all of someone's boards or just the ones you like best. To manage who you're following, go to your profile and click Following.

Home Feed
Your home feed is a collection of pins from pinners and boards you follow. It's updated every time someone you follow adds a pin.
How do educators begin using Pinterest?
Step Three:
Follow friends! Create, add, share boards!

Educator Related Organizations on Pinterest
Calico Spanish: http://www.pinterest.com/calicospanish/
CCS World Language Dept: http://www.pinterest.com/ccsspanish1/
CSCTFL: http://www.pinterest.com/csctfl/
Discovery Education: http://www.pinterest.com/discoveryed/
Edutopia: http://www.pinterest.com/edutopia/
Mango Languages: http://www.pinterest.com/mangolanguages/
Mary Glasglow: http://www.pinterest.com/maryglasgowmags/
NJEA: http://www.pinterest.com/njeapinterest/
TES Teaching Resources: http://www.pinterest.com/tesResources/
TPRS Publishing: http://www.pinterest.com/tprspublishing/

Top Ten List on how Teachers use Pinterest by ELA Seminars
Find AMAZING images!
Teachers & Students Organizing GREAT resources!
Word Clouds!
Authentic Realia! #authres
To spark a discussion, ask questions about, engage interest & curiosity!
Beautiful images of the target culture, landscapes and people!
Credit: Zachary Jones of zambombazo.com
*Word clouds are a great pre or post writing and/or discussion activity. Students can create their own unique stories from a word cloud. Students and teachers can create their own by visiting websites like: wordle.com
*Authentic Realia (made by natives, for natives) can serve a variety of interpretive, interpersonal and presentational purposes! Finding the right source, the possibilities are endless with a simple train schedule, TV commercial or Twitter feed! Imagine the rich conversations your students can have! To create videos with questions, you try eduCanon, Blubbr.tv or Zaption.
*Funny comics can be used as an opening activity to immediately engage students or as part of a closing activity to a lesson! Questions geared around the comics and student preferences can be used as an interpretive, interpersonal and/or presentational task! Why not spice up a lesson by inserting a funny comic?
*Infographics can help to compare/contrast cultures, provide useful statistics & information and can be used as a "central" text in a lesson/unit. Students and teachers can create their own infographics using piktochart.com/
Music, Videos: Silent Films/Commercials/Cultural, Posters, Power Point Presentations, Listening Prompts, Technology Websites, Teaching Blogs, Classroom Boards dedicated to "Units of Study"...
*Spark a discussion! Ask engaging questions! Create a story: what happened before, during or after!
Create questions for students to answer! Have students create questions!
Have students find their own captivating images & pin to the same board!
Future Resources for Using Pinterest
Pinterest for Educators Google Slides Presentation: http://tinyurl.com/tmpinterest
Pinterest for Educators Board: http://www.pinterest.com/srtanrodriguez/pinterest-for-educators/

Screencast Tutorials:
Students Share!
Thank you to Sra. Sularz's AP Spanish students for their insight & comments! ¡Gracias!
General Resources:

World Language Teachers Using Pinterest
It's free! It's public!
You can show, rather than tell.
You can reach a
Students and other educators are participating in re-pinning, liking and commenting with one another.
You can search for specific terms either by "pin", "board" or "pinner".
You can connect instantly and share with other educators and students locally or globally.
You can collaborate with colleagues on the same board space.
You can showcase projects with parents and the community.
You can create boards for your classrooms with good news, student work, ideas for collaboration, etc.
Why Pinterest for World Language Educators?
Thank you for joining me today!
Connect with me:
nrodriguez@pascack.k12.nj.us or @srtanrodriguez
Why is social media important?
Why do you want to use it?
Why is it important to be a connected educator?
Lets share!

My Pinterest Homepage: http://www.pinterest.com/srtanrodriguez/
Getting started
How to find friends &
create, add, share boards

Making a new world language friend!
Which language(s) do you currently teach?

With your fingers, identify your language to find a new colleague:
1: French
2: Spanish
3: German
4: Chinese
5: Japanese
6: English
7: Italian
8: Latin
9: Portuguese
10: Other Language

Sit with your new pal and get ready to discuss & collaborate!

The Pin It Button & Uploading your Own Pins
Visiting the Pinterest Help Center!
The Pinterest Help Center: https://help.pinterest.com/en

Adding the Pin It Button: https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/add-pin-it-button-your-browser#Web

Uploading your own Pins (or content): https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/add-edit-or-delete-pin#Web
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