Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Great Experience

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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. 

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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!


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