Pinterest revolutionized the way we keep track of the gems that we find on the Internet, with categories of interest ranging from home decorating to cooking. While it hosts a wealth of educational resources, wouldn’t it be nice for educators to have a similar site tailored solely to educational purposes?
Such a site exists! It’s called eduClipper, a virtual pin board designed specifically for education. It is, hands down, the latest and greatest innovation in education.
eduClipper, which was only recently launched, was founded by Adam Bellow, an award-winning technology training specialist in New York City. Adam is the founder of eduTecher, a site devoted to providing teachers with quality technological resources for their classrooms. eduClipper is Adam’s latest brainchild, developed to provide teachers with free high-quality technology-based resources.
How It Works
eduClipper’s motto is “Clip anything. Share anything.” Like Pinterest, once you create an account, you can set up virtual pin boards where you can “pin” anything that you find on the Internet for your classes. You can “clip” images, websites, videos, documents, audio files and downloads. You can add your own original materials to your boards and share them with colleagues or the public. You can search through eduClipper’s already ample collection of materials, with topics that include apps, articles, ESL, gadgets and products. There are a number of free lesson plans. You can even share your boards with your students, with the option to make boards private or public. You can also share your newly discovered clips on other social media sites, like Facebook.
Benefits for Students and Teachers
Since this is a safe site for students, the applications are tremendous. Students can have individual pages, where they can save images for presentations and research materials for projects. They can have shared boards, where groups can collaborate on projects and share ideas from any place at any time. The teacher can have a board for individual classes, giving them access to homework assignments and additional resources for learning. A teacher can also set up a page for parents, keeping them informed of the latest topics being discussed in class and providing additional learning tools to use at home.
Educators can use eduClipper for their personal learning networks, building their toolboxes for professional development. Teaching teams can share resources for specific groups of students, like strategies for differentiating instruction for students with disabilities. Departments can have their own pages to share resources on math, science, English, etc. Education professors can use eduClipper to share resources with their students, our future educators. However you choose to utilize it, the possibilities are infinite, and like Pinterest, it is highly addictive.