Friday, November 2, 2012

Pinterest as an Educational Resource

If you are interested in another great location for educational resources, join Pinterest! This is a social networking site which allows you to "pin" resources you would like others to see onto virtual boards by category. The really interesting way to use it is when looking for great ideas for your classroom. There are literally tons of teachers who post to the education category by the minute. There are great teaching and seasonal ideas here, as well as  ideas for using iPads or other technology in your classroom. The link that follows will take you to a blog post on some of the best boards to check out. Happy Pinning!

Great Resource: Edcanvas

Edcanvas is another awesome presentation/research tool for you and your students. I like it because it is similar to Pinterest in style, and it is FREE for both students and teachers. The student can gather resources and upload them to a page so that all their resources are in one place. The nice thing about it is you can send out invitations to your students and add them to a class, allowing you to view all their Edcanvas projects in one location for multiple classes. The video I have included shows you how to set your classes up and invite your students. Have fun trying something new!