Monday, February 17, 2014

Indiana FACS

Meet the Pinner:
Alyson McIntyre-Reiger, State Program Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences with the Indiana Department of Education recently created this collection of Pinterest boards for educators in the field as a way to share new resources, but also as a means to connect teachers to each other. 

How would you describe your use of Pinterest?
I collect pins through a variety of methods. I do collect pins from those Family and Consumer Sciences teachers I follow. They always have great boards and pins related to our classroom content. I also look for pins on the web from topics that area specifically related to our course needs and topics. Additionally, if I see something great on my personal Pinterest page, I will search for it to add to my FACS page.

I only utilize this Pinterest account for educational purposes. I try to only follow teachers or related professionals in family and consumer sciences or education. I also only have boards that are related to my educational purposes and topics.

What have you gained from using Pinterest?
I began pinning about 2 1/2 years ago. Honestly, I started right before having a baby and spent a lot of my downtime on maternity leave exploring Pinterest. I loved seeing what others were interested in and learning new ideas. Pinterest is fun and a great way to connect to all types of learners.

Do you have a favorite Pinterest board?
Any board I am working on becomes my favorite. When you start pinning on a specific topic it is so interesting to see what information you can find. I have to say finding pins for Fashion and Textiles and Interior Design is always fun and makes me think. . . I have the best job in the world.

Can you share any advice for new Pinners?
Start pinning what you like and is interesting to you. From these, boards will start to form organically.

Pinnovation Invitation: Share a content specific board or Pinterest profile that you follow in the comments below. Tell us what the content area is and share a link to the board or collection of boards. Are you looking for someone to follow? Let us know what your needs are and we'll see if we can help you make a match!

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