Friday, January 2, 2015

Something Pinteresting for AP World

Two years ago, my school librarian introduced me to PINTEREST, and I have been pretty hooked ever since.  There's something about the visual and social aspect of this digital bookmarking site that captured me in a way that Delicious and Diigo never did.  I hadn't really considered using it for curating teaching material, but then started to realize that I had quite a bit in my Board entitled "AP World," but it was overflowing in a way that made it difficult to utilize.  Finally, I decided to split the boards up into the 6 APWH Periods, and then had boards dedicated to Primary Sources (for DBQ building), CCOT and C&C.  I had built a small following, mostly of other history teachers, and even had someone come up to me at the AP Reading last year and tell me that they loved my boards. Wow, I did not know I could be a minor Pinterest celeb! 

This summer, while I spent almost the whole of it in Asia, we had very limited access to social media networks such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter due to The Great Firewall so most of my downtime on my phone was devoted to browsing and adding links to my Pinterest boards.   I also created a board entitled "Study Tips" that would be directed at my students, many who would enter my class with mediocre study habits, so this is the place I would point them when they meet with me about how to do better on exams.  You can follow them all, or just follow select ones.

Visit Angela's profile on Pinterest.
There are many other terrific Pinners out there devoted to AP World curation, all of whom I follow regularly to glean more links.  This is not at all exhaustive, and is in no particular order:
Sonya Sullivan: http://www.pinterest.com/sonyaann1974/
Annette Parker: http://www.pinterest.com/kachinacloud/
Pamela Hammond: http://www.pinterest.com/pamelahammond/
Beverly Bushell:  http://www.pinterest.com/mamabooshell/
Jennifer Mitchell:  http://www.pinterest.com/peabodyjen/
Maureen Landwehr: http://www.pinterest.com/maureenlandwehr/
Dawn Rohm: http://www.pinterest.com/dido227/ap-world/
Kevin Zahner:  https://www.pinterest.com/ZahnerHistory/

10 comments:

  1. Not surprised that all the Pinterest boards are from women: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/20/social-media-by-gender-women-pinterest-men-reddit-infographic_n_1613812.html
    My man-cave is over at Delicious: https://delicious.com/worldhistoryteacher

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    1. Plenty of amazing Pinterest boards by male educators too -- Larry Ferlazzo and Richard Byrne (of Free Tech for Teachers) -- amazing resources for Ed Tech!

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    2. Jeremy -- See link to George's board below -- he's also the blogger for World History Teacher's Blog - future blog post on that :)

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  2. Is there anyway to get you links to be hyper??

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    1. Good point - let me work on that...,

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  3. Here's my board which includes both AP World units and Regular World History, http://www.pinterest.com/ggcoe/boards/

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  4. Thanks for sharing George! It's like we've been working in similar parallel universes, but haven't intersected until now. I will be following your boards...

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  5. Here's a link that explains how to put a hyperlink in comment,
    Insert a Hyperlink

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