Name of teaching resource
Teaching in a Digital World – Pinterest
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with?
This resource is designed for a classroom of year 3 students.
How should it be used?
This resource should be used as a whole class experience. As there is sides to the resource that would interest a variety of children at different learning levels.
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
In all areas as it has such a broad array of topics.
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
This teaching resource can be used as a tool for educators but can also be used as a display for children’s work. A class pin board could be used to display the work of all the children from the experience (Spangler, 2015).
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
The only weakness I could find in relation to this is that there is a lack of videos available. There are not a lot of pictures available as resources but if a student is unable to grasp the concept from a picture then they will be unable to complete the work.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
I would use Pinterest for the student but also to further develop my knowledge and strategies for the classroom. A board could be created to share work from the students for parents to view from their private computers if they have a lack of time to attend the classroom.
Devick, A. (2014). Pinterest [Image]. Retrieved from http://yakketyyakllc.com/whats-pinterest/
Spangler, S. (2015). How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of theClassroom. Retrieved from http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/2012/09/17/how-teachers-andeducators-can-use-pinterest-as-a-resource-in-and-out-of-the-classroom/