Optimum Organization - Pinterest Boards

If you currently follow me on Pinterest, I wanted to let you know that I created an account exclusively for school to help keep things more organized. When I looked at my pins, it was a jumble of things that I was pinning to help out friends or pins for giveaways mixed with things that I actually wanted to use myself or my classroom. I also wanted to do more collaborative boards, but didn't want those pins dominating my feed since a lot of them didn't interest me. So I got a chance to start fresh by creating an account geared towards helping others instead of myself, and looky what I did!


I went to PowerPoint and made title pages for all of the boards that I thought that I wanted and saved them as pictures. I tried to make them specific so that others could find things easily, like making Math and ELA instead of just School Stuff. I uploaded them one-by-one to make new boards. They automatically became the cover pictures for the board. If you wanted to do this on your own boards, you could add the title pages to an already-existing board. Then you have to go back and hover over the current cover picture in order to be able to change it to that new title page that you pinned to that board. It sounds confusing, but it's really not. I would be happy to talk (well, type) you through it.

Then searched Pinterest for the boards on my personal account that I wanted to reorganize and transfer. I starting repinning like crazy to my new boards. It's still a work in progress, as you can see that I only have around one hundred pins and two followers at the moment :( I know that will grow and it will help me keep my blog life separate from the original reason that I use Pinterest, which is to pin things that I want to make sure that I can find again. I think that it looks really attractive and easy to navigate. I am also looking for collaborative board to which I can contribute. If you run one about fifth grade, ELA, social studies, organization, or something else that I know about, please comment with the link to it so I can check it out! I might ask you for an invite! :)

These lovely ladies gave me the inspiration for my boards - Teacher's Toolkit, Teach with Laughter, Cynthia, Cyndie, The Fun Factory, and Ms. Smarty Pants.

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14 comments

  1. What an awesome idea, Diane! I have thought of doing the same but wasn't sure how to go about it. Great job!

    Lisa
    Fluent in Fourth

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  2. You are so smart. I've thought of doing this also but not sure I'll get to it anytime soon with my mile-long to-do list!
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey
    Follow Me On Facebook! :)

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  3. Great idea!

    Jane
    Learning in the Little Apple

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  4. I have thought about this same idea. I think I will at least make the board covers for my personal one. I feel that if I try to tackle this idea I will spend more time on it than I need to. I really wish Pinterest would get SUB-BOARDS. That way I could just have a personal one with sub-boards of my stuff then an Education one with sub-boards with in that!!!

    Thanks for taking the time for us though!!!

    Jameson
    Lessons With Coffee

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    1. I totally agree with you on the sub-board idea! I've been wanting those for a while! Maybe we should pitch the idea to pinterest! :)

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  5. This looks great....that may be my Summer goal for next year ;)

    Stephanie
    Grooving Through 4th Grade

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  6. Love that idea! I created an "all teacher" Pinterest account the other day, since I didn't want my non-teaching pins to get mixed in with my teacher ones. But I didn't know how to get my teacher pins from one account over to the new account. So I abandoned the idea. : ( I started following your new boards, so now you have another follower. ; )
    Have a good day!
    Ali
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

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  7. I always feel bad for the people that don't teach that have to look at all of our pins..this is a great idea to get another account!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  8. This looks fab! I haven't got a 5th grade board started yet (only joining my new class in September, our new term) but what a great idea. I might come and pinch some of your pins when I get it started. :D

    Thanks for sharing and all the great ideas!

    Claire
    Sorry About The Mess

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  9. What a brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing!

    Marcy
    SearchingForTeacherBalance

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  10. Your title pages look great! I'm totally following you!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  11. This is awesome, Diane!! Can you just find your personal Pinterest board and just repin the entire board to your teacher account then? I am adding this to my to-do list. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper






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  12. A great idea but definitely a big project to move them all over. I hope it works better for you.

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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  13. So, you now have two pinterest accounts? Do you have to log out of one and log into another to see them?

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