Teachers have a new obsession: Pinterest. With over 500,000 education pins pinned daily and 48.7 million users each month, Pinterest is fast becoming a go-to site for busy educators in search of lesson plans, book recommendations, classroom organization ideas and more.
Founded in 2009, Pinterest is a photo sharing website that allows teachers to create theme-based bulletin boards. Educators can manage and title their own boards. Teachers can browse collections of education-related photos and re-pin ideas for later use. Rachel McClure, a seventh grade teacher, says she likes Pinterest because “it’s fast and easy, but you can find quality ideas. It’s helped me incorporate more hands-on activities.”