Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest – Part 2: Follow Your Interests!
Pinterest is a powerful search engine for finding and discovering new ideas, DIY projects, beautiful infographics, AND a phenomenal tool for finding and curating classroom resources! I promise you Pinterest is NOT just for women looking at crafts and recipes! So just in case you don’t believe me, I have put together this guide for teachers, educators, and educational leaders looking to make the most out of Pinterest.
Did you miss the other parts in this series?
- Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest – Part 1: What is Pinterest?
- Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest – Part 3: Who to Follow
Today’s post is focused on a lesser-known way to discover pins that interest you. Did you know you can not only follow people and boards, but you can follow topics that interest you? I just began exploring this option, and it has opened up a whole new world. But I wish Pinterest made this easier to do…
To follow your interests, start with one of the Pinterest categories, like “Education.” (Click here to see Pinterest categories.) After selecting a category, you will see related interests at the top.
It takes a while to drill-down to your favorite niches. I really had to dig to find the specific interests that I wanted.
Once you have selected an interest, a small, red “follow” button will appear. This allows you to follow interests just like following a person or a board.
You can also see what interests other Pinners are following by clicking on their account > following. Three tabs will appear at the top. If they are following any interests, you will see them listed under the first tab. You can see the interests I follow here.
25 Education and Technology Interests for Teachers to Follow on Pinterest
And to save you some time, I’ve done some of the digging for you and found some of my favorite educational interests below. Just click the link and “follow!” Pinterest will then begin to add pins based on these interest into your feed.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Special Education
- Art Education
- Physical Education
- Educational Technology
- Technology Integration
- Google Drive
- Blended Learning
- Digital Citizenship
- Project Based Learning
- Professional Development
- Instructional Strategies
- Virtual Reality
- Wearable Technology
- Augmented Reality
- Choice Boards
Other Posts in This Series:
- The Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest – Part 1: What is Pinterest?
- more coming soon!
What are your favorite interests to follow on Pinterest? Please share in the comments below!
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