Evaluation Matrix – Pinterest
Name of teaching resource:
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with?
This resource is suitable for teachers to use as a guide for content, which could be included in their lesson planning within a year 1 maths class.
How should it be used?
Teachers could use the information and products available through the Pinterest board to collaborate information and use to design lesson plans and content for their students. The ideas and products available could be used for both individual student work, or in groups or as a class.
For example, included in the Pinterest board are links to You Tube sites which have video clips of songs to help children learn how to count from 1-100 as well as skip counting by 2’s 5’s and 10’s. These videos would be a great additional learning tool for use with the whole class as all students could learn the words to the songs and sing along.
For small groups and individual work the use of ‘Hundreds Charts’ or the online educational maths games could be used (all links provided on the Pinterest board).
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
This resource has been designed for Year 1 Maths, in particular Number and Algebra and it covers the following topic areas:
- Develop confidence with number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point. Skip count by twos, fives and tens starting from zero. (ACMNA012)
- Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to at least 100. Locate these numbers on a number line (ACMNA013)
- Count collections to 100 by partitioning numbers using place value (ACMNA013)
- Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts (ACMNA015)
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource:
This resource is easy to create and can have additional teaching resources and ideas added to it at any time, anywhere from any digital device. Other teachers and educators can also view the resource so that the knowledge and information can be shared. Another benefit is that the creator of the Pinterest board can invite additional people, such as other educators, to join their Pinterest board so that they can add and elaborate on the collection to enable a broader variety of teaching material and ideas.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource:
While some of the links included in this resource take you to sites which offer you access to the teaching materials and videos for free, there are others that only provide you with an example and should you wish to use their products you must purchase them. If you were unable to purchase them you could use their ideas to create your own teaching materials however this could be time consuming depending on the task.
Another issue faced is that some of the free teaching aids are provided on websites, which require you to become members and log into their site before continuing.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource:
I could see Pinterest being a valuable teaching resource for educators. As an educator you could develop a separate Pinterest board for each subject area and topic that you teach. You can then refer back to your Pinterest boards for ideas and inspiration when creating lesson plans.
Pinterest could also be a useful tool for students. With the younger students, such as those in Year 1, the teacher could do the research on the specific topic and pin relevant websites and articles to a Pinterest board. Then, depending on the availability of computers, students could work individually or in small groups to explore the information provided within the Pinterest Board. With the teachers guidance this will provide the students an independent way to explore and learn about the particular topic.
Pinterest. (2016) Pinterest [Image]. Retrieved from http://wersm.com/pinterest-introduces-new-way-to-edit-pins/
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2016) Content for Year 1 – Learning Area content descriptions. Retrieved from http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Content_for_Year_1_-_Learning_area_content_descriptions.pdf