Recently, I was able to teach two technology classes for our districts technology conference. The first was "Pinterest for Teachers" and the other was "Student Blogging." I was so excited about each class, but I was also a little nervous, because this was the first time that I had ever taught adults. I wanted to be clear enough so that they all could understand how to do the things I was teaching them and yet not so watered down that experienced people were bored. I believe that I achieved success in reaching a balance. Hurrah!
I thought I would share the info that I shared with my teacher students with all of you. The first workshop I taught was Pinterest for Teachers.
- I showed teachers how to set up and edit their boards.
- I showed them how to follow someone.
- I showed them the correct way of going directly to the website to pin from there and not just repin from the feed.
- We did some random searches and located information to teach various topics. (That was fun!)
It was awesome! I now have people coming to me for help. Pinterest is such a valuable teaching resource, I don't know what I would do with out it.
How do you use Pinterest? If you you are not using it what is stopping you?
The second class I taught was "Student Blogging" I promise to talk about student blogging in my next blog post!