Our last blog was about teachers using Pintrest, but now we’ve found another option. Learnist is an up and coming site that is remarkably similar to Pintrest in the sense that they are both virtual bulletin boards. And like Pintrest, Learnist also has an education section; but it also has sub categories. For example, if we go to the education section we can then click Common Core English Standards: Language: Conventions of Standard English Grade 6 there are a variety of articles to scroll through, making it easy to find just what you were looking for. The education section has articles ranging from teaching strategies to the algorithm to solving a Rubik’s cube and everything in between.
One of our favorites is Virtual Summer Camp for Teachers - 2012 where “you will find multiple opportunities for Professional Development over the summer: learn new web tools, investigate the Common Core, explore essential applications and more!”
We found Learnist through and article “How Educators are Using Learnist” by Mindshift. They make many good points; one being that “Students can also use Learnist to share resources for group projects, to prepare notes to study for tests and write papers. The Facebook integration ensures that they can keep each other up-to-date when they make changes to shared study boards.”