It is easy to make a Pinterest page.
To get started, you just need an email address and a board theme. Signing up is free and fairly quick. Best of all, as soon as you register, you can get started pinning.
When you design your board, you may want to consider how people search before you name it. Pick key words that describe your theme. Also, it is important to consider if you want the board to be public or private. You can create as many boards as you like, so start a new one if you have a new idea.
What is Pinterest all about? All in all, it is something like a virtual bulletin board. You can “pin” images and videos from other sources or link to your own content. Best of all, you can comment on the pin so you can remember why you were interested in it.
Many artists and crafters are using Pinterest as a means to archive their projects, but ESL teachers and students can use it too! Teachers can create boards for their classes, which students can follow. Even better, students can create boards as part of a class project or to share resources.
Of course, as with any online space, it is important to monitor what students are saying and posting. Still, the usability of Pinterest makes it a worthwhile tool to incorporate.
ESL by Beth Crumpler http://www.pinterest.com/adaptivelearnin/esl/
Lesson ideas for younger students as well as some adaptations that help students with special needs.
ESL Ideas by Jonida Kollcaku http://www.pinterest.com/heatherelira/esl-ideas/
A board with a lot of TOEFL video links, visual organizers, and interactive activities that would be appropriate for a variety of ages.
Teaching English -- ESL/ESOL by Kristi Lisech http://www.pinterest.com/klisech/teaching-english-esl-esol/
Many ideas for adult students, including those with limited literacy skills.
ESL/English As A Second Language by Liz Carson http://www.pinterest.com/llcarson/esl-english-as-a-second-language/
Helpful links to articles on classroom management and language development.
If you haven’t already, make a visit to the JenniferESL Youtube channel. Poke around and find a video that’s particularly helpful or that you really enjoy. Once you have a recommendation, bring it back here and post it in the comments section to share with other students and teachers.
East Bay ESL is an English language school for adult students in the San Francisco East Bay.