5 Pinterest Collaborative Boards: Teaching & Education

I must confess that I am now an official Pinterest addict and I have spent more than an hour of my waking day to devote to building content of my awesome Pinterest teacher boards since its inception in November. The great news is that I'm now opening them up for collaboration!
What are Pinterest Collaborative Boards? They are actually boards on Pinterest that allow other pinners to pin content on the board. Yes, it's that plain and simple! I believe that I have great colleagues who are also Pinterest users (like YOU!) who would want to share pins centered around teaching and special education. Collaborative boards on Pinterest are a great way to share your information to other teachers and networkers, while also generating great back links to your blog or website.
My Pinterest boards are now open, please leave a comment on the latest post and I will certainly add you. Let's start sharing!
#1. Books and Reading Resources. This is all about the written word. Please leave me a comment on the most recent pin if you are interested in sharing your books and everything about books on this board.
#2 Great Ideas From Teachers. Need ideas for the kiddos? Get authentic teacher-made classroom resources, fun kid-friendly games, craftivities and more from our amazing teachers. If you want to share your awesome classroom pins, please leave me a comment on the most recent pin! We currently have 75 teachers collaborating on this board, join us!

#3 Social Media and Technology in Education. For social media savvy teachers, this board is for you! Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + tips and tricks to make all of them grow and glow...follow this board! Let me know if you want to be a pinner to this board by leaving a comment on the most recent pin.

#4 100+ Education Quotes. Get your education quotes from the most political edreform sayings to the most inspirational wisdom laden and famous proverbs from this board! Same process, share your pins by leaving a comment on the most recent pin and I will add you as a collaborator.
#5 National Board Certification and Teacherpreneurship. When the going gets tough, what do you do? Here are some resources that you might need if you are going through the process of National Board Certification or are just looking for teaching standards and best practices for effective teacher leaders. If you have something to share about NBC or Teacherpreneurship, please leave a comment on the most recent post.



This book anthology of poems and stories came to life when the students of Ms. Angala's self-contained class explored the rich relationship between visual imagery and the written word. The program is designed to support the acquisition of literacy skills in children with diverse learning styles.

This book project conducted at Jefferson Junior High School in Room 104, was made possible with the ideas from Beth Olshansky's "Picturing Writing" and the generous support of The Washington Post Grants in Education .


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your students!

Irene T.

Ms. crosby said...

Ms. Angala,

I am so proud of you and the students. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that I am in the presence of famous writers. May you continue to make the world of words come alive. Keep striving to do more and to do your best. You are great.

Yours sincerely,
Ms. Crosby

Crisma said...

Hi Marisol!

After viewing your slide presentation, I felt that saying something would be in a way 'diminishing' the impact that your kids' work and yours made on me! All I can say is thank you for sharing this magical experience (though vicariously) . A quiet thank you is indeed an affirmation that you did exceptionally well!

I especially appreciated the children's thoughts in their "Right Now" poems, "Autumn and Fall" poems, remembrance of 911 poems, and the "I Am..." poems. As I write this, I still remember being impressed with Shamika B, James C, Aminique T, Ethel B, Cristina, Cornelius, among others... Please extend to them my great admiration of how they were able to weave the words that revealed their beautiful minds at this young age. By the way, how old are these kids again?

You are really doing a wonderful job, Marisol! Well done!


cathomas said...

Ms. Angala,

I am sorry I could not be at the book signing. However, I am grateful for the opportunity I have had this year to get to know your students and observe their educational growth. Their writing shows how perceptive and thoughtful they are. As a group and as individuals, they possess talents that they must share with the world.

Congratulations to all,
Catherine Thomas

leslie said...


You are doing wonderful work for and with the children.
Congratulations on the book!!

Best, Leslie

EDin08 said...

Hi Ms. Angala,

I just wanted to make sure that you were invited to our education "Blogger Summit". We hope you can make it and feel free to share this invitation with any other bloggers in the area that might be interested. The invitation is attached below.

ED In '08 Blogger Summit


Strong American Schools is excited to announce the ED in '08 Blogger Summit. Conference details are as follows:

May 14th - 15th
Palomar Hotel, Washington DC
Registration is Free!

An opening reception is scheduled on the evening of Wednesday, May 14th. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served before the screening of a new documentary film on education, Two Million Minutes. A Q&A session with the filmmakers is set to follow.

Then join us for an all-day conference on May 15th. Nowhere else will you have an opportunity to meet and network with fellow education bloggers, participate in panels, attend workshops, and help tackle some tough questions on the state of education in America.

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WELCOME SY 2014-2015!

Teachers & parents tell me that this blog is like a "One-Stop-Shop", here's why ---

There are tons of lesson plans, printables, activity sheets and other resources that special education teachers can find in this blog! It's all for you to get the lil ones engaged in their seats and lovin' what they're doin'!

This blog is also our class portal to communicate information about our class, to archive course materials, to publish the course curriculum, syllabus, class rules, lessons, homework assignments, rubrics, and presentations. Yes, everything is in this blog for our students to review our lessons at home!

Parents love the transparency and the ability to access class materials in this blog. It's easy for parents to follow along as my students post their work. This holds true for their psychologists, social workers, general education teachers, and other special ed providers. This is another way for us to collaborate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members of our students!

This class blog also serves as our students' e-portfolio. Our students collect the work they want to consider highlighting and then publish those that represent their best work. They then reflect on their work as they share them to their parents and teachers for positive comments and feedback. It's very easy for them to look back over their work and see the growth they've accomplished!

We invite you to please leave a message to our students. Beside the tiny envelope just after each entry is the comments link. Your positive feedback will surely encourage our students to do their best in school.

Thank you for visiting our class portal!