Education: Create a Pinterest Board for your Students

Pinterest has grown in popularity and is a wonderful way for building vast resources for your students. It is also a great opportunity to help students build their research skills. Be creative and think about how you can incorporate a Pinterest board in your lesson plan and simply provide a link to your students via your school blog or Edmodo platform. You could even create a group board and give them extra credit for pinning additional resources. Or, how about making it a digital bibliography lesson and have students create their own boards in support of their research project.

Pinterest Ideas for your Classroom Boards:

Links to Authors
Links to Books
Links to Images
Links to Movies
Links to YouTube and other video sites - Tone and Mood Words
Links to Historical events
Links to support your state's history (Texas board on Pinterest)
Links to Historical figures (Anne Frank board on Pinterest)
Links to related articles and news
Links to Quizlet (interactive flashcard and testing site) - The Giver: Vocabulary Chapter 1

Go for it, use your imagination and help your students build their understanding of research in our ever evolving digital age.

Helpful Links -
How to Create Group Boards on Pinterest
How to Create Secret Boards on Pinterest

Please feel free to follow my "Our World is a Classroom" board on Pinterest.

Follow Marisa Olivares's board Our World is a Classroom on Pinterest.

Photos of Zone 9 Gardening Ideas: Coastal South Texas

Unique pottery pieces can be used to enhance container gardens and flower beds.
Gladiolus, ixora, portulaca, cordyline and sweet potato vine add color and interest.
Not all succulents tolerate direct sun. Be sure to research the various types of succulents and plant them accordingly. This particular rock garden gets very little direct sun.

Decomposed granite helps keep water bills down and lets you focus on watering your flower beds. Keep your yard colorful and fresh  with a variety of pottery and yard art. My husband is very proud of his garden bench, he made it with pallets and reclaimed wood. 
An urn elevated in a bird bath helps shade the water in our scorching south Texas sun. Celosia and sweet potato vines add contrast and color.

Bougainvillea is a common flower in our area and require little maintenance. Be sure to prune as needed or it can easily grow into an evil monster. This one looks cute peeking out of a hanging wooden bucket.

Keep window boxes and containers interesting with a variety of color. This wall gets partial shade, a great place for impatients, celosia and creeping jenny. The strawberry plants in front produced quite a bit of fruit this season. They need to be watered regularly though.

You can find me drinking my morning coffee next to this little vignette. The vintage milk can makes a great stand for my pythos, coleus and impatient basket. I also keep calla lilies, creeping jenny and a variety of succulents in this are. This area gets morning sun and indirect sunlight during the day.

Succulents are pretty low maintenance and can be planted in a variety of containers. I keep plenty of logs around to prop my flower pots and containers. I like to keep things rustic and natural.

I added a few memorable accessories to one of my succulent rock gardens. Mom brought these with her from Mexico and they hold many childhood memories for her. They add a sentimental touch and provide great color against the variety of hues found in succulents.

Decomposed granite and rustic accessories help create a relaxing south Texas theme in this dry creek bed.

You can't go wrong with cordyline and sweet potato vines. A perfect focal point for an entry or courtyard.

St. Francis peeks over red caladium in a galvanized tub with acidanthara.

A rusty windmill, tilted wheelbarrow and flag help complete this Texas garden.

A vintage milk container is the perfect stoop for a basket of pythos, coleus and impatients.

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