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Monday, March 24, 2014

Tips for Homeschooling with Pinterest

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1.  Make your boards specific – The more specific, the better.  If you just use a board labeled ‘homeschooling’ (or the like) you will have a much harder time finding that really cool thing you pinned and wanted to try.   I have some general categories, and also some more specific boards.  Boards as specific as ‘birds’ or general like ‘nature study’.

2.  Use Pinterest to search – looking for ideas?  use the Pinterest search feature and then pin it to the proper board! 

3.  Check the links before you pin – I admit, I do not always do this.  But, too many times I wished I had!  Check the pins before you repin, sometimes they are spam, sometimes they are linked to the entire blog instead of just the post (and it can be a chore to find the actual post of interest), sometimes they are just a picture with no instructions or anything at all (and therefore useless!)

4.  Make comments on your pins – Another one I don’t always do, but it is so helpful when I comment (for my own use) how I want to use the pin, when I plan to use it, what grade, etc…  It makes #5 a lot easier. 

5.  Consult Pinterest when lesson planning – don’t forget to look at what you’ve pinned when you make your lesson plans.  (This is where specific boards come in handy). 

Pinterest is a HUGE tool for me in lesson planning, especially because we take a VERY eclectic approach to learning.  It’s great organization tool, and clutter free!

I hope you’ll follow me on Pinterest!  I plan to organize my boards a bit more in the near future (life has been so crazy!), but there is still lots there!  I’m always looking for new homeschoolers to follow as well, so feel free to leave a link to your boards below in a comment. 

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