Pinterest has proven itself to be a valuable tool for so many people: photographers, designers, craft artists, wedding planners, moms, and more. It’s a great place to discover interesting ideas, organize your thoughts, and pin down resources that otherwise might get lost in the shuffle.
Homeschooling parents make up another group that benefits greatly from Pinterest, as they share unit studies, school room inspiration, and fun classroom project ideas. Read on to learn more about how homeschoolers are finding value in Pinterest, and some of the interesting ways they’re putting the site to work in the home classroom
Whether you’re connecting with a homeschool family at your church down the street or through Pinterest in another state, social interaction and sharing is a fun way to enrich homeschooling. These are a few of the ways Pinterest makes that easier.
Join homeschool groups
Homeschool communities are coming together to create collaborative boards with writing activities, classroom ideas, books, things to order and more, all put on Pinterest to share with the group and anyone else who wants to follow along.
Laugh about homeschooling
Connect with other homeschoolers on Pinterest to find humorous pins that will keep you going with a smile on your face.
Share ideas and resources from your homeschool classroom, curriculum, and more to find out what other homeschoolers think about what you’re doing, and maybe even find ways to improve it.
Connect with similar homeschoolers
Stay on Pinterest long enough, and you’re bound to run into others with similar ideas for homeschooling that you can collaborate and connect with.
See what homeschool looks like at someone else’s home
Satisfy your curiosity for finding out what kind of homeschool experience other families are enjoying.
Search for homeschool resources on Pinterest, and you’re certain to find small pieces of encouragement to remind you why your job as a homeschooler is so important.
Spend any amount of time on Pinterest and you’re bound to be flabbergasted by the sheer amount of inspiration and valuable resources you can find on the site. These are great ways homeschoolers can gather resources through Pinterest.
Find studying cheat sheets
Use Pinterest to discover great sheets of information on lots of different subjects.
Resource gathering for presentations
Kids can use Pinterest to find ideas and photos to use in presentations.
At some point, the question of what to teach can be a problem for homeschoolers, but Pinterest offers endless ideas for lessons that you can try with your kids.
Get your kids out of the house
Use Pinterest to find outdoor nature ideas to use on a nice day, and burn off some energy in the backyard or park.
Find educational videos
Check out Pinterest to easily locate great videos that you can use in your home classroom.
Find the best photos for your lessons
Quickly and easily locate high-quality and inspiring photos to use in homeschooling lessons through Pinterest.
Gather free resources
Find homeschool freebies, free learning resources, printables, and much more on Pinterest.
Track homeschool-friendly activities
Find out about your city’s activities at the zoo, special events, find classes at the history and science museum, and more.
Printable games, work projects, and more are coming out in droves on Pinterest, and you can quickly find and organize them with the site.
As a visual bookmarking site, Pinterest is an organizer’s dream. Here are just a few of the ways homeschoolers can get organized with Pinterest.
Taming the magazine pile
If you have homeschool and craft magazines clogging up your classroom, you can photograph and pin your favorite ideas to save and organize them, and then dispose of the magazines without guilt or anxiety.
Distracted mama brain can leave you paralyzed, but with Pinterest, you can just pin resources that you come across and check it out later.
Save holiday activities for the future
If you’re months away from Christmas, but found some really great ornament crafts to try out in the classroom, you can pin them to a holiday-specific board, and they’ll be right there waiting for you when the holiday comes around again.
The Internet is full of worksheets, craft ideas, educational games, and more, and with Pinterest, you can keep them all in neat and highly visual organized bookmarks.
Inventory your books
Save your library to Pinterest, and your kids can visually browse all of the books you have whether they’re near the bookcase or not. They can even add comments to the pin and repin them to boards for units or favorite novels.
Easy access to bookmarks
Homeschooling parents who once had thousands upon thousands of text bookmarks can now use Pinterest instead, browsing them in a fun and visual way.
Streamlining weekly lesson planning
Planning lessons can take a lot of time each week, but homeschool parents who have used Pinterest to pin to theme boards have been able to cut out hours of planning time.
Pinterest isn’t just a great tool for teaching parents; it’s perfect for students as well. See how students can take on Pinterest assignments.
Showcase outstanding work
If your child has done some particularly impressive schoolwork, pin it to a special board to let them know you really appreciate their effort and hard work.
As a kid, you probably made collages from magazine pages and mod podged them to a poster board, but your kids can create collages on Pinterest instead.
Kids can create lapbooks on Pinterest, collecting great resources on a single subject to supplement their curriculum.
Lots of Pinterest users gather, gather, and gather some more, but never actually put all of the great ideas they’ve found to work. You can make it a homeschool challenge for each child (and you) to take on at least one great idea from Pinterest each week.
Save your sanity on a rainy day
If you can’t make it outside, but the natives are getting restless, turn to your pins for fun and educational ideas, or quickly browse to find new ideas to put to work right away.
Turn kids into curators
Pinterest is so easy, even younger kids can use it. Help students create Pinterest boards for their favorite things, like animals or even paper dolls.