5 Approaches for Curating Educational Content on Pinterest
1. Make good use of the search bar
- Maker projects
- Shakespeare projects
- 4th grade English
- Classroom DIY projects
- Class management
- Seasonal art activities
- Holiday party ideas
- Common Core
- Test prep
- Class decoration ideas
- Science experiments
- Math worksheets
- Reading and writing resources
- Dyslexia interventions
2. Follow power pinners and media moguls
- Follow the Teachers on Pinterest board. This is Pinterest’s dedicated collection of education boards. Here you’ll not only find great content to curate, but also other Pinners to follow.
- Follow the teachers in this Pinterest blog post. In this post, Pinterest identifies a few of its biggest teacher influencers.
- Do a Google search for “popular teachers on Pinterest.” Your search will turn up comprehensive articles ranking all kinds of teachers in different specialties.
- Find teachers you admire on other social media sites. If you spot a teacher you like in one of your education Facebook groups or on Twitter, look them up on Pinterest to see if they have a presence. Teachers also use the hashtags #teacherfriends and #edulebrities to identify Pinterest rock stars on Twitter.
3. Know who you’re curating for
- Yourself? “Hey, just pinning some ideas here, folks! No need to judge.”
- Fellow teachers? Exchanging pins and co-curating boards can be a great way to pass ideas across your team or to the wider education world. It can also be an excellent place for professional development.
- Students? Encourage students to curate their own ideas, do research, brainstorm and make their own creative projects.
- Parents? Today’s parents are connected and enjoy seeing what their children are up to on Pinterest. They may also want to contribute a pin or two of their own. Your parent-centric boards are obviously going to be different than your teacher-centric ones.