Have you discovered Pinterest yet? If not, prepare to kiss time goodbye. Pinterest is kind of like a memo board where you can save sites in the way you would pin up an idea to a memo board. While this can be time consuming when planning a party, picking a recipe, or checking out craft ideas, it can also be a great site for homeschoolers to take advantage of.
I am going to share 5 ways that I use Pinterest to help with my homeschooling journey. I hope that some of these will help to make your life a little easier and your homeschool run a little smoother. Here are my tips to use Pinterest for homeschooling.
- Homeschool for Free – I created this board to keep up with all of the free printables and free learning sites I stumble across. I will head to this board first when I am looking for something to supplement with.
- Boards by Grade – You can also create boards based on the grade you are teaching. I have a third grade board and a kindergarten board. This is a great way to keep up with ideas for the school year or tips to help teach a certain topic. Sometimes I will pin an idea for later in the year and come back to it when I need it.
- Search Bar – Pinterest has a great search bar. To be honest, I will go to Pinterest Search bar before I will go to Google to search for an idea. I like the visual component and I love that I can save the idea directly from this platform. I also love that many of the ideas have been tried by an actual homeschooling mom.
- Following other pinners – If I find a blog I love or a Pinterest profile that pins a lot of what I like I will follow that profile. Sometimes I will follow their entire profile. Other times I will follow specific boards to make sure I am updated of new pins from that page. This is a great way to have new ideas in your feed daily.
- Picked for You Pins – If Pinterest sees you pinning a certain topic frequently they will start suggesting pins for you. This is a great feature because you will get some great ideas in your feed that you may not have looked for. I know my Pinterest feed is currently full of Science and STEM related pins.