Pinterest(ing) Communities: Advancing Knowledge through Visual Interactions supplies teachers with the groundwork necessary to learn, utilize and teach the use of Pinterest to enrich teaching strategies and student learning. Through a series of hands-on assignments, the course guides educators in the use of Pinterest as a community-based tool to gather, curate, collaborate and apply relevant educational content to any discipline and to all learners. Sharing knowledge is key to the development of new ideas and projects. As an online-learning networking tool Pinterest promotes collaboration skills and critical thinking skills prevalent in Common Core Standards. Pinterest emerges users in diverse social perceptions, addresses the needs of diverse learners and allows new ideas to rapidly flourish. Educational professionals ranging from Pre-School to Post-Secondary are finding exciting ways to use Pinterest’s interface as a student-targeted learning development tool and as professional growth tool. https://s3.amazonaws.com/infographics/HowEducators-Use-Pinterest-800.png
This course will also provide resources for new users of Pinterest. The resources will help you start using Pinterest, how to organize, categorize and share resources through user-created online Bulletin Boards.
1. In this course you will have opportunity to:
ISTE/NETS Advanced Digital Age Teaching standards and performance indicators:
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
CCSS put a heavy emphasis on how to take advantage of the affordances provided by technology. Students are going to need to know how to use presentation software in their oral presentations.
B.S., M.A. in Educational Technology
K-8 General Ed; K-12 Technology 30+ years.
Site and District Tech Coordinator; Technology Program Planner; Conference Presenter; Author.
“My current educational goal is to aid in the development of effective and responsible technology use by all students and innovative technology implementation by teachers.”
Joe’s personal interests include: Music (guitar/drums), his classic VW bus and helping with local animal rescues.
Instructor: Joe Herz