Pinterest & Twitter for Educators

Helpful Links and Tips

Create a Pinterest Account

Log on to Using your e-mail address create an account. Once you have created an account Pinterest will ask you to select some topics that interest you. You will need to select 4 or 5 topics before Pinterest will let you move on. Don't worry, this is just how Pinterest begins providing suggestions for "pins" you may be interested in.

Install the "Pin It" button on your browser bar

Once you have created an account you can add a "Pin It" button to your browser bar. This will let you pin from the web to your Pinterest boards.

  1. Click on the small question mark in the lower right hand corner of your screen to visit the help center.
  2. Search "goodies". This will bring you right to the instructions for how to install the button. Under the video you will see text. Click on the words: our goodies page to go right to the link or click here . Then scroll down to the section, the Pin It Button.
  3. When you find something you would like to "pin" click on the red p which is now on your tool bar. Pinterest will then ask you which board you would like to add you new pin to.

Tips for Successful Pinning

1. If pinning check out the pin by clicking on the picture to make sure the link is active.

2. Create descriptive names for your boards "Using IPads in the Classroom" or "The Great Depression" are easier to sort to and find information on later.

3. Follow your friends and create a shared board, inviting your colleagues to share pins on the same board.

4. Pinterest is pretty public, anything you don't want visible to the public, like "Christmas Gifts" or "Denise's Baby Shower Ideas" can be pinned to secret boards. These boards can only be seen by those you invite to see.

Tweet Tweet

Tips For Finding Information on Twitter

1. Try putting a # in front of your discipline’s national organization, ex: #AAHPERD #NAEA #NCSS .
2. Try a # in front of your subject, then if you don’t get the results you are looking for add the word “chat” or “ed”: #SSChat #science #scchat #mathchat .
3. Just type a word in the search bar.

4. Open your own account and start following people who have similar interests, tweet about your discipline or that others seem to be re-tweeting or following.

Calendar of Twitter Chats

Free Technology For Teachers written by Richard Byrne

Giant List of Hashtags

From the Cybrary Man website Remember this list is not comprehensive and not all hashtags are relevant.

Combining Twitter and Pinterest

Start pinning interesting articles and images you find on Twitter to Pinterest to help keep track of items you find important.