Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by GoldenPoppy, Dec 28, 2011.
Dec 28, 2011
How does this work and what can I find there?
It's like an online bulletin board where you can save sites/photos of things you like online. You need to be 'invited' to start using it.
It combines two things we already do:
1. Save things.
2. Share things.
You know your "favorites" bar where you save your favorite websites? This does the same thing but instead of "bookmarking" it, you "pin it." Instead of saving as a word based description link, it saves it as a visual picture.
That's the saving part. It's a visual bookmarking tool.
The social part is this...
Based on your interests and people you choose to follow, you will get a lot of visual images on your pinterest page each time you go to it. That's stuff people decided was cool enough to save. (It does really have a lot of cool stuff there). You can re-"pin it" if you like. You can also "pin it" from any blog or website you are on and other people will see what you've pinned and decide if they like to save it too. That's the sharing part.
It's handy when you want to do an image search. Some really creative stuff comes up on it. I follow a lot of deaf people, interpreters and teachers. It's like they bring the cool stuff to me . I also have friends with similar interests so I see what they've saved (especially my crafty friends). During Christmas I went nuts finding all kinds of homemade ornaments to make and cheap crafty fun gifts to make to give neighbors.
Yes, you have to be invited. One of your FB friends probably on it. That's the easiest way to get an invite.
Love it! Totally addicting!
I love Pinterest for recipes. I've found some really good stuff on there.
Dec 29, 2011
I'm totally addicted to it. GoldenPoppy, if you need someone to invite you to join, PM me.
I've got a ton of teaching stuff pinned there. I'm Jayneorama. I <3 Pinterest!
Thank, all. I'm intrigued by the "invitation only" aspect.
Weird, isnt it? I'm thinking they included the "invitation only" to make it seem exclusive or maybe they couldn't handle so many users? I don't know but it just seems weird. I didn't have a referral from anyone. Just sent in a request and got accepted within a half hour.
Jayne, I'm following you now!
Jan 3, 2012
I adore Pinterest! I have found tons of ideas that have really helped me step up in my teaching.
Here's my link- http://pinterest.com/lnobles/
What's yours? I love following teachers!
I'll follow you now kteachone!! My initials are SP
Hooray-I follow you now
Jan 4, 2012
I think it may be invites to keep idiot pervs from pinning crap. If you invite a friend, then "decent" people should be on there. LOL
http://pinterest.com/loribspins/ If anyone is interested!
Jan 5, 2012
I love love love pinterest! I have used my slow cooker so much more after getting great recipes from it. Like you all said it has great teaching ideas too!
Jan 7, 2012
Everyone that added their pinterest links, I am following you.
Here's mine if you want to follow me.
Jan 8, 2012
Here is my link if you would like to follow.
I finally got an invitation to join, but it says I have to connect through Facebook or Twitter. I don't have a Twitter and I don't want to connect through Facebook. Do I have any other options?
You can just login with your email, I thought. I can't get on FB at school so I login with my email... but at home I go through FB.
If you need to go through FB and a box pops up with 2 little boxed checked, uncheck the one about posting onto FB. That keeps every little thing you pin from being "pinned" on FB.
Then later login through email/password
I wish I hadn't gone through my FB. I'd rather have a username. I didn't realize that was an option when I signed up.
Jan 9, 2012
Actually I'm not sure you can sign up without a FB. I was trying to help another teacher the other day, and I think I saw a message where you had to have FB. She couldn't get signed up otherwise. I could be wrong, because I didn't spend very much time looking at it.
Thanks, that worked!
Here's mine in case anyone wants to see it.
I'm following all of you now. You guys have some neat things pinned. Still trying to figure it all out but I'll add more as I go. You will be able to figure out who I am. The name matches.
Jan 10, 2012
I just started as well and having so much fun.
Here is mine is anyone is interested.
Jan 12, 2012
I'm hoping this summer I'll have time to actually go through and plan to do some of the neat school ideas I have pinned.
I'm on there too!
I mainly use Pinterest to find neat and yummy recipes.
Last night I was just cruising through Pinterest and someone (from AtoZ) posted a link to a carrot muffin cake recipe. I whipped it up and it was AMAZING! Yay for Pinterest!
Did anyone else see the "slutty" brownies? (very easy, and a little bit filthy!) They will be mine...oh yes, they will be mine...
Jan 13, 2012
:lol: Didn't see the slutty brownies. Will have to go and look them up!
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