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koppenhaverd
different uses
Wed Jul 10, 2013 15:51
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If you want kids to use the tool, Pinterest certainly offers more visual support and is probably more engaging for students in resource rooms. Diigo is far more powerful and versatile as a teacher tool (which is how I use it). Important distinction you are making.

  • Diigo Vs. Pinterest - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 12:29
    I have always been interested in joining Pinterest, but I never had a really good reason to do it. Also, I didn't really understand it. I've used Diigo before, and it was great for assembling... more
    • different uses - koppenhaverd, Wed Jul 10 15:51
      • Symbaloo or Pinterest - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 22:30
        Dr. K., Have you ever used Symbaloo and/or Pinterest with any of your students with disabilities? What seems to appeal to/support them more?
      • RE: different uses - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 19:44
        So, if we were leading a workshop for instance, would you suggest using Diigo?
    • Re: Diigo Vs. Pinterest - Morgan Williams, Wed Jul 10 13:11
      Paige - I absolutely love Pinterest. Not only for school use, but it is an awesome place to store anything you don't want to forget in other places too. I think you will be happy about deciding to... more
      • use of boards - koppenhaverd, Wed Jul 10 15:54
        Perfect, Morgan. That's exactly what you should be doing. Accumulating the best so you don't have to keep finding it every time you (re)teach.
      • How do I... - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 13:15
        Morgan, Can I "pin" any websites? I'm still figuring that out. If I can, how do I do that! :)
        • Re: How do I... - Morgan Williams, Wed Jul 10 16:46
          Do you by chance have a Mac? My computer is a Mac and when I signed up it put a Pin It tab up in the tool bar. You just click on the Pin It on the tool bar, and it brings up all the images to choose... more
          • PC User - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 22:31
            Morgan, I am a PC user, so I didn't get that option when I signed up. Maybe I need to look around my account settings to see if I can download one there. Thanks for the information though!
        • Re: How do I... - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 14:39
          Paige, If you are on the computer and you click add pin (it's in the upper right hand corner) you can put the URL in the box and it will find a picture on the site you can use. I've always only... more
          • So that's how that works! - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 22:10
            Breanna, I saw that, but had no idea how to use it the right way! Thank you for filling me in. I knew I needed a way to add websites (and not just repin) so that helps tons! Thanks!
            • Re: So that's how that works! - Breanna Hooks, Thu Jul 11 06:02
              No problem! Up until now all I've ever done is repin too! I've never had a reason to need to upload other things.
        • RE: How do I... - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 14:23
          Most websites have a small red circular P (the Pinterest symbol) or a button that says 'Pin'. Even Youtube has a pin option when you click on share. For most websites it is near the top of the page... more
          • Thank you! - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 22:08
            So like a Facebook "like" button? I thought that might be the case, so now I know what to look for! I didn't get the option to download anything like you described, so that could be because so many... more
            • Anytime! - lohrmk, Thu Jul 11 00:11
              Yes, just like a facebook "like" button. Except this one is white and red and says "pin it". I'm glad I could be of some help!!!
    • pinterest boards as characters - Karie Steelman, Wed Jul 10 13:06
      I can't remember if I saw it on someone else's discussion or in an article we were suppose to read (I've been reading things everywhere) but someone mentioned creating a board for each student. Then... more
      • Re: pinterest boards as characters - Brittany McDaniel, Wed Jul 10 23:44
        I had saw where someone else said something about this and that is such a neat idea, even for 5th graders. It would be a great way of getting to know everyone in the class and what their likes and... more
      • This sort of relates - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 19:54
        You had mentioned having the student create a board to represent a character. I have seen it where the author (or maybe it was the movie company that was adapting the book to film) took a character... more
      • Re: pinterest boards as characters - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 14:41
        Karie, That sounds like a great idea. Have you tried using Pinterest in your school? I am unable to access it on the schools server. They used to allow it but as soon as Pinterest got popular they... more
      • Brilliant! - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 13:14
        Karie, Now why couldn't I think of that?! That is perfect! And a board per student could be very useful in a resource room or a reading intervention room. The character idea is also awesome! I might... more
        • science experiments - Karie Steelman, Wed Jul 10 13:33
          Thanks! Thank you for your post because it got me thinking of different ways students could use pinterest. That was one thing I was concerned about. I have also found lots of science experiments on... more
          • Great Idea! - Rebecca Bond, Wed Jul 10 22:52
            I have found science experiments on Pinterest too. But didn't think about the research part of it and having students be able to choose something. Pinterest also has so many creative ways students... more
          • Re: science experiments - Debby Wyant, Wed Jul 10 21:37
            Karie, the idea of science experiments is great. Teachers could just simply post the ones we use in class so the parents could have detailed access to classroom activities. My students seem to love... more
          • Re: science experiments - Debby Wyant, Wed Jul 10 21:37
            Karie, the idea of science experiments is great. Teachers could just simply post the ones we use in class so the parents could have detailed access to classroom activities. My students seem to love... more
          • Great Idea! - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 14:03
            Karie, That is a great idea! Why not have students use Pinterest to find their own resources as well as use it to access the one's we find?! That's a great idea!
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