I was one who avoided the whole Pinterest ‘craze’. I mean, did I really need another social media platform to suck my time away?! I refused to even check it out for about 6 months after I got the invite from my friend. However, I finally gave in and I have never looked back! Who knew what an amazing resource it would be? Obviously the creators thought so. 🙂
They were right. I have found many delicious recipes, decorating ideas, travel destinations, teacher blogs, homeschooling web sites, phonics lessons, gift ideas, and so much more. I absolutely adore the way I can ‘pin’ something I see to a board on my account and it will remain there always unless I remove it. Brilliant!
I also think Pinterest is a fabulous marketing platform for businesses and bloggers. I have seen it with my friends’ businesses and blogs. How else can you reach such a large number of people in such an easy way?
My point here is, if Pinterest is so great for finding all of these terrific resources and ideas, and for reaching so many people, why couldn’t it be used exclusively for homeschooling? I could totally use it to homeschool all of my children. Not only are there the ‘pins’ that I have already found, there are new pins showing up by the second! I will be able to continue to add to my collection of lessons, resources, and curriculum packages that I can refer to at any time.
Here are just two examples of how one can organize a board for homeschooling:
The Early Learning board covers the Pre-K years. I am so looking forward to gathering some of these supplies and doing projects with my two littlest girls!
My Notebooking board is a collection of ideas for implementing Notebooking in our homeschool, which is just another method used for learning. I have fewer ‘pins’ here but I am adding to my boards daily, so that number will increase.
The ability to organize ideas, and then further organize, is an amazing and very practical feature of Pinterest. I have boards for subjects as well as grade levels, and even a few micro-organized subjects such as Language Arts: Spelling and Language Arts: Reading. I highly recommend the use of Pinterest in homeschooling, as well as for other areas of interest.
How do you use Pinterest in your homeschool?