Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pinner Jayna Wild

Meet the Pinner: Jayna Wild started using Pinterest when someone suggested she look there for new ideas. She shares, "I started dabbling in summer of 2012, but really took off when school started in fall of 2012." A kindergarten teacher for twenty-five years, now in her first years as a Title I specialist with Barr-Reeve Community Schools, Jayna's boards range from reading and writing boards to inspirational boards for celebrating holidays and seasons. Sprinkled throughout are signs that she lives a full life such as a Grillin Board and Outdoor Living--a girl can dream of summer can't she?

How would you describe your use of Pinterest?
It's the best app around for giving me info on anything. I have it on my phone so if I am waiting for one of my kids at practice or at an appointment, I can do searches while waiting in the car. I can search education then change to food or gift ideas without leaving the site and having to start over.

I repin from friends and co-workers. I check out specific categories such as first grade reading or a holiday. Thirdly if I find something on web I find helpful, I will pin for others to see on my wall.

What have you gained from using Pinterest?
I like being able to go on to Pinterest and getting ideas which lead to other ideas etc. If I pin a reading activity, it will give me other ideas as well. It is easy to follow.

Can you share any advice for new Pinners?
You need time to explore at the beginning. Be creative, if you want a specific item, search for only that or you could get discouraged if you cannot find it. Sometimes I just explore everything. Pinterest is great for any topic and you can get lost in it for hours.

I use Pinterest for many activities and ideas, but if you want to search only search education activities, you will search education or specific activity only. You can narrow it down to specific activities, like reading or math or grade level activities. For example: You could go to search, in search box narrow it down to first grade science on clouds. It will give you all the ideas in that category without all the other boards showing up.

Pinnovation Invitation: Be that someone who pointed Jayna in the direction of Pinterest. Who do you know that could benefit from using Pinterest? Share a Pinnovation with them and encourage him or her to start exploring.

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