Tuesday Tech Tidbits--2/18/14

A quick look at great technology to make your life easier

Pinterest

Pinterest is not only a place to find great recipes, crafts, and household organization tips that you may never actually follow through with. It is also a great place to gather tips, tricks, activities and more for your classroom.

For the Beginner

  • Go to www.pinterest.com
  • Sign up (you can sign up through an existing Facebook account or create a separate account) It takes 45 seconds to sign up!
  • You can use the search bar in the upper left corner or click on the button to the left of the search bar (has three horizontal lines) to see the different categories you can browse.
  • If you see something you like, you can click on the image to get more information and then click the red PIN button to add it to one of your "boards".
  • You can create "boards" by clicking on the RED PLUS SIGN on the top right of the screen--you can organize your boards however it works for you
  • You will want to follow people you know so you can see what they are pinning. Click on the red plus sign again and choose FIND FRIENDS
  • Continue to search and pin things that are interesting to you and before long, you will have a library of resources at your fingertips.

Pinning from anywhere on the Internet

Sometimes you might be browsing the internet and you find something that you don't want to forget. You can pin anything you find on the Internet. The easiest way to do this is to install a Pinterest pinning button to your browser.


FOR GOOGLE CHROME:

  • Click on the Apps button--it's on the left of your bookmark toolbar
  • Click on the STORE icon
  • Search for Pinterest
  • Choose PIN IT BUTTON
  • Click FREE
  • Click ADD

To the right of the address bar, you will see a Pinterest icon when it finishes loading. Now when you are searching the Internet, you can click on that P and it will lead you through the steps to pin something from the Internet to one of your boards. Now you will be able to find all the great resources you find anytime you want.

Questions? Need Help

Stop by the library or email me with questions. If you are totally lost, I would be happy to help you get started.