Pinterest!Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Many of us love Pinterest and it’s becoming one of the fastest growing social networks.  It is appealing to many of us through its simplicity, ability to create various boards to organize content, and its crisp visuals that draw you in.  People get drawn in and addicted for hours to using Pinterest.  This social networking site is also a dream for teachers.  The internet provides so much content that is valuable for a teacher’s profession: lesson ideas, pictures, visuals, books, charts, graphs, multimedia, ideas and so forth.  Teachers have to organize this enormous amount of content in some way.  Ultimately, they  usually have to painfully bookmark these web links, which does not offer visuals or great organization.  When this happens, teachers sometimes forget about great websites or content they have found and want to use in their teaching practices.  The forgotten content erodes into a loss of ideas and inspirations.

Recently, I received a message from Tim Handorf, a staff member of Bestcollegesonline.com who published a blog post called, “37 Ways Teachers Should Use Pinterest.”  He asked that I share this blog post with my blog readers, since the content is similar to two earlier blog posts I have written about Pinterest, “Pinterest- My New Love for Visual Bookmarking Education and Teaching Web Content,” and “How Do I Attach My Pinterest to My Blog?” Check out his blog post.  His post has links to many resources and information that is beneficial when using Pinterest as a teacher.  You will want to read his blog post and check out the links!   Be inspired with dreams and big ideas!  Enjoy Pinning!  Above all, enjoy inspiring!

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Beth Crumpler is the founder of adaptivelearnin. Beth is an educator who is passionate about platforms for adaptive learning and curriculum design. She earned her B.A. in music education from Southeastern University, M.S. in TESOL from Shenandoah University, and 42 graduate-level credits from several universities in California. Beth is an experienced teacher, curriculum writer, blogger, and elearning course developer in the fields of ESL and music education. She has written learning content for several major educational companies/institutions. Her strongest asset is in using needs analysis and thinking creatively to develop adaptive educational materials both through kinesthetic hands-on and technological platforms to meet the diverse learning needs of students regardless of age, learning need and content area. Beth has taught students of many linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. She loves her work, loves to bring positive humor to it whenever possible, and is seriously dedicated to the profession. Beth's experiences teaching for numerous content areas, diverse populations, and a wide range of age groups is what propelled her with the vision to create adaptivelearnin. Her vision has been to support educators in finding resources which support learning through modified and targeted experiences so that all students receive individualized learning to facilitate their educational growth needs. Adaptivelearnin is a place where educators can find digital and hands-on adaptive learning resources for planning and instructional purposes. Beth does freelance curriculum writing, article writing/blogging, and online course development. For inquires about hiring Beth for work, please email her at Beth@adaptivelearnin.com. Go to http://adaptivelearnin.com/beth-crumpler-publications to check out published articles Beth has written. Opinions are her own and are not those of her employer, or previous employers.

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