Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pinterest Link-UP for Educational Pinners

photo of: The Great EDU-Pinner Link-UP hosted by RainbowsWithinReach

Welcome to my bright picnic blanket under cyber-skies. 
Hope you're having an AWESOME AUGUST. My guess is this is your first time here and you found me via Pinterest. I hope you can take the time to search around a bit while you're here! My top-10 list is in my side bar and that gives you an idea of what other teachers have appreciated in the past. 

Number one on my hit parade is this little beauty. OODLES of organized-vignettes in classrooms, photographed during my Author-Illustrator school visits around the country. Worth your gander in any BTS season.


photo of: Organization in the Classroom RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach

Earlier this week I gave a quick shout-out to Pinterest. I even shared my Google Analytics from the last year to document just what a difference 'its' made to me as a blogger. Amazing GROWTH! STAGGERING is not even an exaggeration. 

photo of: Pinterest Power for Blog Viewership
My Growth Attributed to Pinterest + Connecting to Bloggers

Today I thought it would be fun, insightful and helpful to 'piggy-back' on a pin that I saw just last night -- which offered a link-up of Pinteresting people. Thank you to the trend-setting blogging brilliance over at Fox Hollow Cottage and Debbiedoo's. (How can you not smile at the title Debbiedoos's?)


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Original Pin from Fox Hollow Cottage

What if we could go one step further and get our EDU-pinning selves organized and together in one spot? Think of the benefits!! Think of the sharing!

So this is your opportunity to *find* others who are using Pinterest for educational sharing!!! All you have to do is add the URL for your Pin-Board Identity to the collection below. You do NOT need to be a blogger -- just a pinner! 

Of course the whole point is to find edu-people to follow..... so it behooves you to pop about onto Pinterest and see if these edu-pinners are a good fit for your level of focus. (That can usually be determined with one quick click.) It would help people know if the 'fit' of your boards is to their interest if you'd kinda-sorta-qualify your pinning efforts as you link--in your title. So I'll list myself as PreK-4th + Arts. Got it?
Am I making this way more difficult than necessary in my explanation? 

****One last shout out. For the last eons of time I had some conflicting html code that prohibited people from going directly here-from-my-blog-to-Pinterest. Ye gads you say? Imagine how helpless I've felt! ^!^!^! Not a brilliant  plan for a wanna-be-Pin-princess. Just like a wizard my RainyDayMum blogging buddy, from across the pond, interceded yesterday with grace and brilliance and fixed it!!!! [I'm repaying her insight and generosity in pins! Pretty fitting, right?] 
JOY! JOY!! JOY!!! 


photo of: Let's Lasso the Moon on Top 10 Tips for Pinterest
Zina's Pinterest List 101

If you need a Top-10 List of Pinterest Etiquette and How-To 101 then you need to hop over to Zina's list in this click. She is the Pinterest QUEEN and to think how close I came to meeting her IRL! (cue sound effect for gnashing teeth.) She's the oh-so-clever brains behind the weekly Kid's Co-Op with hundreds of link-ups a week! 
Can you imagine how excited I am to introduce you to one another?  

FYI+FMI (for my information, too) I have 23,947 Pinterest followers, with 16,613 pins onto 106 boards as of press time. I would LUV LUV LUV LUV LUV to add you as a follower of my happy, bright, colorful, Artie, literacy infused, organized pins! Yes. I'm the first link below!

Of course it will help us find each other if you'd pin the first image in the article. THANKS for thinking of that detail! After you link up, please PIN the invitation for others to find us!

***Fine print disclaimer brought to my attention from comments below, these are collections of boards by edu-people, which is not to imply that the only pins they ever pin are educational.... just probably a whole big bunch are helpful to fellow educators. I will be removing any links that do not go to Pinterest collections. No blogs. No stores. ONLY Pinterest, Please!!

-- Happy hopping!! Thank you Pinterest for the possiblity!

+Part #2 Pnterest LinkUP subset will be for all Early Childhood people, click here.  
+Part #3 is the directory for Kindergarten Kinder-pinners, click here
+Part #4 is all those who pin from a Primary Grades perspective, click here
+Part #5 is the Art Teacher, Teaching Artists Directory, click here. 
+Part #6 is the Library, Author, Book Luv Directory click here
+Part #7 is the Directory for all those from a "Special Needs" perspective. click here. 
+Part #8 is the Directory from the Upper Elementary perspective. click here. 
-- Debbie --
linked up at: Threading my Way


photo of: "Red, White and Blue" Picture Book by Debbie Clement (with CD insert for song of text lyrics)

photo of: Quilted Illustrations to "Red, White and Blue" Picture Book by Debbie Clement
Quilted Illustrations from "Red, White and Blue" Picture Book 
Debbie Clement has written and recorded over 100 original songs for children, used in classrooms around the county. She has taken three of her favorites from the "Debbie's Ditties" catalog of songs and has turned them into traditional hardback picture books by creating illustrations in fabric as small quilts. Her newest book is entitled "Red, White and Blue" and was awarded the national INDY Award of Excellence. She speaks around the country at conferences. Her next big state wide keynote is in Arkansas in Oct. You can always receive 10% off of any hard goods you order from her website by using the promo code: GREAT. 


Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Later this weekend she is holding her breath to open her first TpT store and offer digital downloads of her songs with LESSON SUPPORTS!!!
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Out in the far-off-future, this post has been linked at Teach 123's Pinterest Party for Educators. 

Teach 123

72 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea for a linky, Debbie! Thanks so much! I've already found some new pinners to follow, and will be returning to find more. :) Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

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    1. This is going to be a treasure trove for sure, Deb. Thanks so much for your continued support.

      Debbie

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  2. Thanks for hosting such a great link-up Debbie. I can't wait to explore and follow some new folks! Kristi

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    1. Kristi, this is going to be like playing at the beach all day for me! So glad that you're in the early mix!

      Debbie

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  3. Awesome! I love this linky! Thanks so much Debbie! You never cease to amaze me!

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    1. We are two people admiration society. Aren't we. Sending you LUV LUV LUV for everything you do (and have done in your amazing service to our country.)

      ****People, this is Carie-the-Kindergarten teacher who served in the US Army for nine years, including a year of active duty in Iraq(!!!!) prior to her taking the K-kiddos by storm.

      She's also a regular contributor at PreK+K Sharing

      Debbie

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    2. Thank you for serving, Carle!!! What a sacrifice.

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  4. ummm...you now have over 24,000 followers on Pinterest. :) This is awesome, Debbie! Thanks for hosting.

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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    1. oooooo-la-la!!!! Can't wait for the 25,000 club!!!! giggle-giggle!!!! Glad to have you!!!

      Debbie

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  5. Thank you so much for this linky! Love it! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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    1. You are quite welcome, Cheryl. Can't wait to see who finds us here and follow some new edu-peeps.

      Debbie

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    1. YIPPPPEEEEE!!!! It's working!!!! We're closing in on our first hundred links!
      FAB-YOU-LOUS!

      Debbie

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  7. I don't have a cute teacher blog or just a teacher pinterest site... sigh...

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    1. Andrea don't worry, mine isn't a teacher pinterest site either. It is my own personal Pinterest site that I put above...but I am a teacher and have pinned several teaching ideas. So it's ok! You can still join us or you can just check out all of the other sites :)

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    2. Andrea, Carie is absolutely "correct" on understanding my intentions. I even added a 'disclaimer' above to hopefully clarify.

      I noticed our #2 person on the list linked her URL directly to her one board that is educational..... so that's another way to slice it!

      The welcome mat is in place for you! No sighing needed.

      Debbie

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  8. I love this idea Debbie!! I have so many pinterest teaching boards to share & I love finding new ideas as well! :) Thank you!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. So glad to see it continues to grow! Can't wait to see it a week from now!

      Debbie

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  9. Debbie - my link is not right # 151 -it links to another person on pinterest. Is there anyway to delete it or should I just add another with the correct link?
    My Kindergarten Kids
    loua1b2c3@hotmail.com

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    1. Try again.... I will delete the bad link when I get home tonight......thanks

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  10. Wow! What a great idea...Sometimes the best ones happen in the middle of the night! Thanks so much for the linky opp. Clearly, we all love Pinterest! :)

    Christy & Tammy

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    1. Yes. We do indeed LUV LUV LUV this newest resource. As a visual person it is the one 'media' that I grasp. Have fun exploring!

      Debbie

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    1. Of course I get no credit for the original idea, just the adaptation. ;)

      This should give me lots more 'friends' to see the best ideas from your peers.

      Debbie

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  12. Wonderful idea Debbie! Love the looks of your book. You might put a pin on this post. I wonder if anyone would start a collaborative pinterest board for the educators on this linky - like The Educators' Pinterest Group. Thanks for having this.

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    1. That's a great idea!

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    2. Hmmmmmm..... let me give that some thought.

      Debbie

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  13. Thank you Debbie for the edu-pinners and for telling me about Pintrest at the ACSI Orlando Convention (Nov. 2011)! I must confess that I'm now a pinning addict! I too have my boards organized with topics like you! Hugs!

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    1. JILL!!!! Isn't it a small world? Here we are talking about Pinterest again! Told you that it was addictive. So glad that you found this ever-growing list.

      Debbie

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  14. And the collaborative board would need to specify PreK - 4th. Or someone could do a Pinterst board of the linky party contributors with just their main address - but then it wouldn't be easy to follow everyone like if we were a collaborative board. Whatever! I'll try following some each day. This is huge - just thinking of how it could be more available for those searching for educator Pinterest boards. Thanks!

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    1. Yes. That was my plan, follow more each day. Fortunately it seems to indicate to me one's that I've visited from the list -- so you don't go back needlessly.

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    2. Yes, it shows which ones I've visited. And Pinterest isn't so busy early in the AM. Thank so much Debbie! Great linky and your book looks amazing.

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  15. Oh my... I could get lost on this list for days and days!!! What a great idea and a fabulous way to find other educator's boards! Thanks Debbie from your latest follower!
    Rita
    ...and remember ...always stay 'Wild About School!'

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    1. Thanks so much for thinking to follow, Rita. I think this will be a great way to coral a lot of us in one place! Can't wait to start digging into all of these new boards.

      Debbie

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  16. Wow, I already have a major Pinterest addiction, this is not going to help :)


    ~Jenna
    Diving Into Learning

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    1. It seriously is so much fun (insert addictive) isn't it? I wonder how it will grow in the years ahead? Thanks for your kindness in leaving a comment.

      Debbie

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  17. WOW!!! Lots of boards to check out.....I mean for days!!! Great idea, Debbie! Thanks so much!

    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

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    1. I didn't want you to get bored. LOL. I wonder how many we'll have in the first week? Glad you got in the 'beginning' (compared to where we will be a week from now.)

      Debbie

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  18. Wonderful idea, Debbie! Many thanks, Carolyn

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    1. So glad that you're in the first day's batch!!! Carolyn, I have a feeling this could turn into the 'real deal.'

      You know how much I LUV Pinterest!

      Debbie

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  19. Brilliant! Thank you, Debbie! Perfect timing, too, while I am collecting ideas for the new school year!

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    1. Sheryl. I didn't even think about the good timing aspect. You're completely correct. Fun times ahead... here we come Pinterest!!

      Debbie

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  20. Hi, I just linked up. I hope it works, because I did it from my phone. Jessica.

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    1. Not sure if my link worked, is it possible to let me know? I don't want to put it up there twice. Thanks, jessica

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    2. Jessica, you're good to go. I just double checked for you and followed in the process. Glad you joined us!

      Debbie

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    3. Thank you debbie, I am so glad to have found your site. I can't wait to read more of your advice, especially on writing. I love putting silly stories together, and every once in a whike I pretend I'm an actual author! Lol!

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  21. Such a fabulous idea! Most of my blog traffic comes from pinterest as well, and pinterest is what got me into blogging in the first place!

    I linked up and followed your pinterest and your blog... and I'm going to check out some of the other people who linked up!

    -Jessica
    A Turn to Learn

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    1. Glad that you're following others! The list keeps growing. Super, fun, happy times in the process!

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  22. Wow!! That's a LOT of pages to visit!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. ........ and more all of the time! it's like following bread crumbs on a treasure hunt.

      Debbie

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  23. Love the idea - but - I made a typo in my title and can't figure out how to change it. Can you help me? #327 Thanks - teach me to proofread!!

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    1. I've just learned that I can indeed 'edit' so just let me know what you'd prefer.

      Debbie

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  24. Great idea Debbie! Love your style of writing :)

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    1. Thanks. It's fun to see the collection continue to grow. I'm not sure 'what' my style of writing is...... LOL, I just start typing. Maybe that's stream of consciousness? Or something of that ilk. In any case, thank you!

      Debbie

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  25. Hi Debbie,
    Thanks for doing this!
    I messed up though :( I listed myself twice. #331 should be deleted (I accidentally linked up to my blog instead of my pinterest page) How do I fix that?
    Thanks.
    Barb beleyne@gmail.com

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    1. I've got ya all sorted out now, Barbara. Rest easy!

      Debbie

      And you're quite welcome!

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  26. Great idea, Debbie! Thanks so much! By the way, I'm including a link to your picture prompts in a guest post I'm doing this week - thanks!!

    Linda Nelson
    Primary Inspiration

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    1. Thanks so much for your use of the picture prompts. Those were so much fun to create! It's time to make some more!!

      Debbie

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  27. Oh, I messed up. The first time I linked up (#409)I put my blog link instead of my Pinterest. The second time (#410) I did it right. Sigh. So could you perhaps delete #409?

    Thanks so much for putting this together!
    Julie @Teaching the Little People

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    1. I have you all straightened out! Thanks for joining the fun.

      Debbie

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  28. Love this idea! Thanks for the hosting!
    3-5 all subjects

    http://pinterest.com/tchrsunleashed/

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    1. I'll add you 'up-top' in the list..... I don't see you there?

      Debbie

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  29. Debbie... Your enthusiasm for all you do and for the field of early education is FABULOUS!! The impact that can be made through working together and sharing is remarkable. Thanks for all you do to continue to make a positive difference!

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    1. Awwwwwww. Deborah! We make a good mutual admiration society. This one is all play and no work. LOL. I LUV seeing all of the new folks and following everyone. Pinterest is the best thing since sliced bread. Glad to have you on board.

      Debbie

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  30. Is the linky closed, or did I just miss the boat somehow? :( I'm not sure where to link up!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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    1. Jenny! The link-up is still open, all these months later. I went to your blog to look for your P-link, but didn't see one? Leave me your Pin-URL here in a comment and I'll add it for you.

      Debbie

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  31. Can I join anyone's collaborative Pinterest board for k-3?
    Www.pinterest.com/mrszee23

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  32. I'll send you some collaborative board invites.

    Debbie

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  33. Hey all A large number of companies are using social media websites as a source for the promotion of their website. This marketing strategy is really successful for many companies.

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  34. Love your work! I'm a brand-new blogger and TPT seller. I'd love to help collaborate! My Pinterest URL is pinterest.com/bfelk4

    My blog is apeachfortheteach.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Brandi

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    1. Brandi, I just learned that I can 'edit' the linky specifics, so the directory is now 'open' for others to join. I have added your P-URL to that of all the others.

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