Finding Inspiration for Lesson Plans

Published On: November 21st, 2016·By ·

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Finding inspiration can be a vital thing for a classroom teacher. We all need a little motivation and help every once in awhile!

Finding Inspiration for Lesson Plans

Finding inspiration for lesson plans is simple with Pinterest, the hottest content curation tool out there today.

SimpleK12 technology trainer Monica Burns has a great idea for using Pinterest to get inspired. She explains it all in the quick 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video above.

Pinterest is a free content curation tool that allows you to view and create virtual pin boards full of ideas. Monica efficiently explains how to use Pinterest to discover lesson plan ideas, activities, and other things of interest to both teaches and kids.

The possibilities of what a teacher can do with Pinterest are seemingly endless. That's why SimpleK12 has a few additional resources to help you get the most out of this fantastic tool.

Sharing and Curation Made Simple Using Pinterest. Are you looking for new ways to organize, access, and share information, resources, and ideas? Why not try a Pinterest? Learn how to use Pinterest to help plan lessons, keep yourself organized, and share things with colleagues and students.

Top Tools for Adding Your Voice to the Social Media Conversation. Are you ready to dive into the educators' social media world and begin sharing with others, but are unsure of the best way to do that? This session helps you transition from lurker/learner to active participant. Explore how you can use Tweetchat, Buffer, Hootsuite, and Pinterest to collaborate and share with other educators.

Follow SimpleK12 on Pinterest. Make sure to take a look at SimpleK12's Pinterest boards for dozens of ideas, projects, plus some “just for fun” teacher quotes and jokes. You don't need to have a Pinterest account to look at our boards and view the ideas but, if you do have a free account, I suggest following us so you don't miss out on any great tips.

Can you see yourself using this tool in your classroom? Let me know your thoughts in a comment on this article.

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About Our “Finding Inspiration for Lesson Plans” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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