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Pinterest for Teachers: Follow "Power Pinners"

Pinterest is an online platform for sharing ideas, organized as visually appealing "pins" on a virtual bulletin board. One of the main benefits for Pinterest users is seeing what others have bookmarked, so it's a good idea to follow others who actively use the platform.

You probably already follow friends, colleagues and experts, but are you also following "power pinners" who can greatly enhance your user experience? Check out this list of five must-follow Pinterest users.

Not sure how to get started with Pinterest? Be sure to read Share Ideas, Paper-Free: Pinterest for Educators.

Amanda Plum
Boards: Classroom Behavior Ideas, Classroom Decor, Teaching Math, etc.
Why We Love Her: Amanda’s pins aren’t just bright, colorful and exciting; she also annotates them with descriptions or her reasons for pinning them. Her picks can definitely help you create an engaging classroom.

Rachel Friedwich
Boards: Substitute Teaching Ideas, Character Teaching Ideas, Anchor Chart Ideas, etc.
Why We Love Her: With 65 boards and more than 2,000 pins, Rachel is a highly organized pinner whose work really digs deep. There’s so many great ideas within her boards that we can’t help but wait excitedly for her next pin.

Charity Preston
: Character Building, Bullying Resources, Leap Year, etc.
Why We Love Her: Charity Preston, a "rock-star" educator in the online realm, blogs for the Education World Community and also runs the Primary Grades group. She has more than 4,000 pins on 61 boards covering everything from special days (National Punctuation Day, anyone?) to Classroom Freebies. Her pins are thoughtful and always useful.

Melissa Alonzo-Dillard
Boards: Dr. Seuss, Classroom Themes, Smartboards, etc.
Why We Love Her: Melissa has collected nearly 7,000 pins, well organized on more than 80 boards. It’s easy to dig through and find dozens of fabulous ideas. And her Dr. Seuss content? Love it!

Rockabye Butterfly
Boards: Human Body Study, Sensory Activities for Kids, Math Play, etc.
Why We Love Her: Rockabye Butterfly is a homeschooling mom whose Pinterest collection runs the gamut from core subjects to specialized interests. Her pins are perfect for any educator of early childhood, preschool and primary-grade students.

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