|Name of teaching resource
|Weblink (if web based)|
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)-
Stage 2 – Year 3 class, children 8-9 years old
|How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
This resource is to assist the teacher with preparing a lesson plan and to develop the project, providing easy access to various sources of useful information. Specific pins can also be shared with the students on a projector screen to enable the class to collaborate and plan the project together.
Included is a video of a school project which can introduce the class to the task ahead, along with some inspirational ideas, such as creating a garden sign and placing useful facts on display.
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
Science – Living World curriculum, Stage 2 content. Retrieved from BOSTES http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/science/science-k10/content/967/
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
Pinterest offers many ways to gather, store and share large amounts of interesting, inspirational content with the classroom and with other teachers, without copy write issues. (BBC Active. 2010) Particular strengths for teachers are the ability to assist with lesson planning, project based learning and sharing ideas. (Osbourne, C. 2012)
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
Interestingly in my research I continued to discover endless advocates of Pinterest, across the academic community with no distinctive negativity. However, PDF files are not able to be added and there were instances when I was unable to pin a specific part of a website. Enabling this functionality would improve the usefulness of this tool.
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
See infographic below created by OnlineUniversities.com (n. d.). with some interesting ways educators are using Pinterest.
View teaching resource – Strawberry Garden Project on Pinterest