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what is pinterest?

Maybe I have been living in a cave, but as of a few days ago, I had no idea what Pinterest was.
I had never even heard of it, let alone know how amazingly awesome it is.

Thanks to Gladys at Teaching in High Heels for sending me an invitation!

Maybe you are like me, and you don't know what Pinterest is. Maybe.
And if you are, you have come to the right place, because I am going to explain it to you.

According to the Pinterest site, "Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes." I would like to add, "and get creative ideas for your classroom!"

When I first log on to Pinterest, this is what I see.
I see pins (think of them as glorified bookmarks) from other people I follow on Pinterest.
Notice how most of the pictures are classroom ideas. (This is the amazing part about Pinterest!)

I follow other teachers/friends who have similar interests. 
That way, we can all share the awesome classroom ideas we find on the web (the recipes are cool, too).

When I go to my own profile, I see my own pins. 
These are all ideas, from the web, that I want to remember for my own classroom.

Then I can click on a category, like this one:

And a new page comes up to show all the different pins in that category:

When I click on an image, it opens in a new page to show me the source, so I can go back to that idea:

So now you have a glimpse of how awesome Pinterest is! I was so happy to receive an invite from Gladys and now I am going to give you the same opportunity! If you want to be a part of this great online community, let me know and I will send you an invitation. Just leave your email in the comment section below.

For those of you who are a member, you can search for me with this link:

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