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September 26, 2011

Finding Literacy Inspiration Through Pinterest

By Angela Bunyi
Grades 3–5

    Forty-one tabs. Seriously, I had 41 tabs open on my laptop at once. Forty-one glorious gems that I just could not close because many of them are printable resources that are ready to be utilized immediately. Time spent finding these resources? Probably thirty minutes. Tops.

    Anyone who has ever touched Pinterest can attest that it's highly addictive. However, I have found the time I spend on the site to be extremely beneficial, as well. If you haven't heard of this resource yet, you are totally missing out. Forget Googling, and learn how you can peruse the Internet, find incredible educational resources, and use Pinterest to share them with your friends in a visually appealing way. 

    Read this post to learn about some of the quick and easy literacy ideas I've found through Pinterest. I'll also spotlight a few archived posts on literacy, where you'll find many videos and printables.

     

    Out With the Old, and in With the New!

    Old_sites

    Photo: Visit The Inspired Apple (tab #32) for some gorgeous anchor chart and lesson ideas.

    Saved Internet Links: Out

    Pinterest1

    Visual Collections: In, In, In!

    One of the things I adore about Pinterest is the visual aspect of searching for sites. For example, when I typed in "literacy anchor charts," a large collection of anchor chart photos with links appeared; within seconds I was completely inspired. I also typed in "literacy resources" and found so many ideas and printable resources that it made me wonder why anyone would go anywhere else, with so much offered in one place. In only ten second, I found:

    • a sight word Twister for rainy days or literacy centers
    • the idea of using battery-powered closet lights for phonemic awareness practice (fun!)
    • a way of using nuts and bolts for word play
    • the idea of using paint chips for word family practice

     

    My Pinterest Account: Let the Literacy Sharing Begin!

      So, without further ado, here is my personal Pinterest collection of over 100 pins for you to peruse, browse, and drool over. Just click on the image below.

      Pinterest_new

      My Pinterest account is still relatively new and it will continue to grow, so please follow me and suggest any literacy resources for me to add. My current boards include:

      • Lesson Plan Ideas
      • Printables/Freebies
      • Literacy Anchor Charts
      • Literacy Blogs
      • DIY Classroom Crafts
      • My Personal Collection of Anchor Charts
      • My Scholastic blog posts, articles, and unit plans
      • My Personal Printables

      If you are not careful, several hours will disappear — poof — just like that! One click, and you'll see why it's okay to be addicted to this incredible lesson-planning resource.

      Forty-one tabs. Seriously, I had 41 tabs open on my laptop at once. Forty-one glorious gems that I just could not close because many of them are printable resources that are ready to be utilized immediately. Time spent finding these resources? Probably thirty minutes. Tops.

      Anyone who has ever touched Pinterest can attest that it's highly addictive. However, I have found the time I spend on the site to be extremely beneficial, as well. If you haven't heard of this resource yet, you are totally missing out. Forget Googling, and learn how you can peruse the Internet, find incredible educational resources, and use Pinterest to share them with your friends in a visually appealing way. 

      Read this post to learn about some of the quick and easy literacy ideas I've found through Pinterest. I'll also spotlight a few archived posts on literacy, where you'll find many videos and printables.

       

      Out With the Old, and in With the New!

      Old_sites

      Photo: Visit The Inspired Apple (tab #32) for some gorgeous anchor chart and lesson ideas.

      Saved Internet Links: Out

      Pinterest1

      Visual Collections: In, In, In!

      One of the things I adore about Pinterest is the visual aspect of searching for sites. For example, when I typed in "literacy anchor charts," a large collection of anchor chart photos with links appeared; within seconds I was completely inspired. I also typed in "literacy resources" and found so many ideas and printable resources that it made me wonder why anyone would go anywhere else, with so much offered in one place. In only ten second, I found:

      • a sight word Twister for rainy days or literacy centers
      • the idea of using battery-powered closet lights for phonemic awareness practice (fun!)
      • a way of using nuts and bolts for word play
      • the idea of using paint chips for word family practice

       

      My Pinterest Account: Let the Literacy Sharing Begin!

        So, without further ado, here is my personal Pinterest collection of over 100 pins for you to peruse, browse, and drool over. Just click on the image below.

        Pinterest_new

        My Pinterest account is still relatively new and it will continue to grow, so please follow me and suggest any literacy resources for me to add. My current boards include:

        • Lesson Plan Ideas
        • Printables/Freebies
        • Literacy Anchor Charts
        • Literacy Blogs
        • DIY Classroom Crafts
        • My Personal Collection of Anchor Charts
        • My Scholastic blog posts, articles, and unit plans
        • My Personal Printables

        If you are not careful, several hours will disappear — poof — just like that! One click, and you'll see why it's okay to be addicted to this incredible lesson-planning resource.

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