Monday 24 March 2014

Pinterest and planning

Pinterest is an on-line pinboard. Members have boards for different interests, can follow other people's pins and have their own followers. My Pinterest boards are here. 

Pinterest is useful for collecting my ideas in one place and for storing inspiration for the future. I find it far easier to link to an image than put a website or page in my favourites. A particularly useful feature is being able to search my own pins; this is a quick way of finding something that I know I've pinned. 

It saves so much time having resources in one place when the time comes to detailed planning. Resources can be collected gradually over the months prior to learning about a topic.

I tend to pin either as I read blog posts or as I research.

Storing information (I have linked to some of my top boards):

Five in a Row

Learning to read



Home education for older children

Home ed for little ones

Top educational pins from Delivering Grace

Five ice activities

Modelling blood cells

Modelling the nervous system

Saving money on educational trips

Six free maths activities

Ways to save on home education resources

Finding information from other pinners

These are some helpful people/groups to follow for home educating parents:

School House Review Crew

Shecki B

Young Hosannas

Kathys Cluttered Mind

Ben and Me

Chareen {Every bed of Roses}

Sarah @ Frugal Fun for boys

If you are on Pinterest please leave your link in the comments so that others can follow you.

Homeschooling with Pinterest
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  1. I love Pinterest. I was slow in joining but have been enjoying finding all kinds of ideas for various learning activities. Here are my link I started following you.

  2. Thank you, Beth. Following you, too.

  3. I love, love, love, Pinterest. There are so many great ideas there! Off to see if I am following you yet.

    1. Following you Mary. I love Pnterest too so many ideas!

  4. I pin things to pinterest all the time and then I forget they are there:( I really need to get more organized with it, there are so many great ideas but sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed:)

  5. I've pinned more than I may ever actually use.

    1. There are so many ideas out there! Following.

  6. I love the idea of pinterest but am not organised enough to make it work. I sure do like looking at everyone else's collections though!

    1. I don't think that you need to be very organised now there is a button to search your own boards. That has certainly helped me.