I use Pinterest all the time to help me develop my lesson plans. Here are some examples.
The way our curriculum is written is a tad confusing to read. I re-typed the key concepts into a table, using one page per trimester strand. Then, I scoured Pinterest for anchor charts, multimedia activities and products that would help bring those strands to life. I placed the pictures of each idea (I’m a very visual person) into my table so that I would have a quick reference for myself. I know that each picture that I place in the table is on my Pinterest page, so I can easily access the link if I need it.
I then took it a step farther and have started adding these visuals to my weekly lesson plans. I use the quick visual to remind me what I am going to be teaching and then hop over to Pinterest to grab the link if I need more info.
Pinterest is such a wonderful tool for educators and it is definitely making my teaching more engaging in fun for my students!