Using Pinterest in education

Using Pinterest in education

Fun and interesting science pinboards

Have you heard of Pinterest? Yep, that's right, it's another social network. But don't stop reading!

Teachers and science educators are using Pinterest to share teaching ideas, experiments and fun activities.

Pinterest lets you create pinboards of ideas and images by "pinning" interesting articles from other websites and "re-pinning" interesting things you see on Pinterest. You can follow people with similar interests to you to create networks of relevant pinners.

Planet Science Pinterest

Planet Science's pinboards

Pinterest is a very visual website so it's nice to look at, easy to use and allows you to see quickly if something interests you.

How to use Pinterest in education

There are loads of creative ways to use Pinterest in education. Check out this infographic.

From: Online Universities Blog

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

People to follow on Pinterest

Planet Science - Science in the news, videos, experiments, lesson ideas, science jokes and "just for teachers" - there's something sciencey for everyone!

Snapshot Science - Great lesson ideas and practicals from a full-time freelance writer, editor of educational science resources and ex-secondary science teacher.

EarthSky - Links to science news articles and beautiful science pictures.

StellarBuffoon's Creative Science pinboard is full of interesting practical ideas and images to spark discussion.

Science Class - Teaching ideas, practical suggestions, links to educational websites and general inspiration from a huge range of pinboards.

Wellcome Images -Interesting pictures to spark discussion about a range of science topics.

Petridish - Beautiful science pictures and inspirational science quotes

TES Teaching Resources - Teaching tips, practical ideas and even support with job applications!