This week’s assignment was to explore a new social media site. I chose to create a Pintrest account. This is something that I have been avoiding for a while now. I mean sure I would browse what other people posted on Pintrest and I would bookmark it so I could go back and look at it later if I wanted, but I firmly refused to actually make an account. I suppose it was because I had heard how much time it could take up and I already use Facebook for keeping in touch with friends and family members. Also, let’s face it I spend way too much time on Facebook as is, especially when it comes time to do an assignment I don’t want to do.
The reason I chose Pintrest over Twitter or any of the other social networking sites out there is because I had already seem some neat things on there from some of my friends. When I began exploring it further I realized how many great teaching ideas are posted on there. I was able to find ideas for activities for math, science, and language arts, not to mention some neat classroom management ideas. I can share my ideas with my friends and look at ideas other educators have posted as well. In addition I have found pins that are linked to classroom blogs, websites, and more. I can definitely see myself spending a lot of time on here finding different ideas for my classroom.