June Workshop Wednesday: Pinterest Professional Development - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

June Workshop Wednesday: Pinterest Professional Development

June 1st means...it's Currently Time!!! Thanks Farley for hosting each month!



Now, onto the explanation of the summer version of Workshop Wednesday...

I know many of you are like me, therefore many of you are obsessed avid Pinners on Pinterest.
I love Pinterest. So much.

And if you're even more like me (probably more than you'd care to admit, hee hee), this next ecard is for you, too!

So, I'm here to help provide you with your summer professional development credits! :)
Workshop Wednesday (but not just Wednesdays!! This one will last the whole month of June!!) will require you to do a little lesson planning...
Best kind of planning there is, right??

So here is the low-down for the link-up! :o)

Choose some of your favorite math, reading, and/or writing pins that you want to try in the new school year, and embed them in your post so we can click and repin the great ideas! You can post as many as you want, and as often as you'd like! You don't have to post on Wednesday, even though it's called Workshop Wednesday. Also, if you'd like us to follow your Pinterest boards so we can see all the lesson planning you're doing this summer, be sure to include your link in your post!
Follow My Pinterest Boards!
Not sure how to embed your pins so your readers can just click on it and go straight to the pin itself? It's easy peesy! Go to the pin you want to put in your post, and click embed:
Then just copy the code, and paste it into the HTML of your post:

Here are a few of my pins! :)

MATH:
I'd like to have my students assess themselves more in problem solving in math. These are terms that we use already in my district, so I want to make this as an anchor chart for my students to refer to when we do problem solving.

READING:
I love this idea for reading homework! So much better than a traditional reading log that the kids have parents sign after they've "read." Ahem. 

WRITING:
Source: imgfave.com via Jessica on Pinterest
I want to use more pictures this school year for creative writing prompts. This will be the one I start with because frankly, it is HILARIOUS. :o) 

I can't wait to stalk pin from all of your posts! Don't forget to grab the button and link back to this post from your post! I'll repost the linky weekly in June with some new pins of my own... remember, you can link up as often as you'd like, on any day you want! Feel free to link up weekly with me if you want! :)


28 comments

  1. What a great idea! One question, can we start today or do we wait until Wednesday? Wednesday is so far away:)

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    1. Absolutely you can start today! It's the whole month of June! :)

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    2. I am so glad you said yes! Because I got a little excited and started it before I read your reply. I had a little trouble getting the Pins centered with the source information. Any tips?

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  2. Great idea! So is using the embedding code from pinterest how people get the little "P" on top of their pictures?

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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    1. No that's a code you add to your design - you can get it here!
      http://www.bloggersentral.com/2012/11/pinterest-pin-it-button-on-image-hover.html

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  3. What a FABULOUS idea! I LOVE Pintrest - I often joke that I'm going to get carple tunnel from all this pinning! I look forward to linking up - again and again! :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  4. I love the reading log. I just repinned it. I love the idea of this month long linky. I'll be back to link up soon.

    Katrina
    Teacher of Scholars

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  5. Bahaha...you're my kind of girl! Headed to spin now but I am doing this when I get home. You crack me up! Love it :)
    xo
    Elizabeth
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

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  6. Great idea! I will link up on Wednesday. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  7. I love this idea. I love looking at blogs & Pinterest for ideas & now to do both at the same time. Oh My!!! Now I have to go through all of my boards & decide what I want to post about. Oh the choices! Thanks for doing this, I can't wait to see what people post.

    StephaniePolkaDotPalace

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  8. This is a great idea. Thanks for the info on embedding pins - that will make it so much easier than my old way of saving pics and linking.....

    Have a great time on your vacation.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  9. Sounds like fun! I'll get a post together :)

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  10. Great idea! I cannot wait to see what everyone else posts. Thanks for the instructions on how to embed a pin. That will definitely come in handy. Those "someecards" are hilarious. Pinterest is so addictive!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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  11. Excellent idea! I'm ready to get my pin on!! I can't wait until school is over and I can do my hourly check of Pinterest...I'm horrible!
    ~Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  12. What a wonderful, pinteresting idea friend. :)

    Cannot wait to join in the fun later this week!

    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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  13. Those ecards all have me cracking up!!! Excited for this new version of Workshop Wednesday!
    Aylin
    Learning to the Core

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  14. I like the idea of this new Workshop Wednesday, I'm going to have fun looking through all my pins! Enjoy your beach vacation!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  15. I love the idea of the picture prompts for creative writing, and the turtle was definitely hilarious! =) You summed me up perfectly with the ecard of lesson planning while watching Ellen and browsing Pinterest...this is my afternoon each day after school! =)

    cantmakethisstuffup-hmichaud.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the lesson idea. I think I will even add the hyperlinks to the pinterest ideas in my lesson plans too!

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  17. Love the pinterest idea! I am going to try it now!
    Heidi

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  18. Yay! You liked my "Assess Yourself" poster! :) I ended up making a new set of 4 posters for that earlier this year because I couldn't handle the gross faded marker anymore. Had I known how much that poster was going to get pinned, I would have made the new ones before I snapped the picture of it!

    Love the idea for Workshop Wednesday. I'll definitely be linking up sometime this week!

    Alison
    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

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  19. Fun idea! I'll be back . . . . .

    So jealous you're already on summer vacation! Whaaa!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  20. I laugh every time I see that turtle picture prompt. I'm using it this week with my class. Thanks for letting us know about your link up for June. I can't wait to see all the awesome ideas. This is why I love being a part of the blogging world.

    Jeanette
    Third Grade Galore

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  21. Thanks for teaching me how to embed pins! :O) I love that turtle picture! I used magazine pictures for quickwrites for writing, but I don't have this one!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  22. I am just discovering this and I want to join in! Will you have another one this Wednesday? I love all the e-cards. They made me smile. :-)

    -Tasha
    ATenderTeacherforSpecialNeeds

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    1. I missed the last paragraph. I will link up this coming week!

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  23. I'm trying to embed the pins, but it's not working. When I click on the pin, the embed option is not available. Do you know what I am doing wrong?

    Jeanette
    Third Grade Galore

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