So I know there has been a lot of press lately about Pinterest ... and here I am jumping on that bandwagon. But I've been using it for about a year now and I have to say that even though I know it's not perfect in terms of copyright (just pin to the original source as much as humanly possible, please!) and it can be a serious "time sucker" (give yourself 15 minutes a day) ... I like it! Helped me to find lots of cool ideas that I've used with the kiddos very successfully.
I'm sure I missed more than a few (is there a way to see who you repin the most besides the three listed on your profile page?) ... but here are some whose pins I find the most interesting/useful/flat out COOL that were not listed in the SLJ article.
Isn't it funny ... have you seen that ecard that talks about how you feel like you could be friends with someone just because of their Pinterest boards? Only actually KNOW a couple of these people ... and yet feel a strange Internet-based kinship with some of them.
Find a balance. If you follow ALL of someone's boards then you may be overwhelmed. If you choose to only follow a couple you might miss out when they start creating a new board. Pick and choose to find what works for you!
ATBOT/The Book Bug/Sharing the Shelves
Random House Kids
Regina Hartley: Hey Twitter friend!
Book Butcher: not as active anymore but hopefully again soon. Another Twitter friend!
Sara Romine: I know her in real life. So many great ideas and energy she shares!
Sherry Phillipus: Just off a difficult year she passed with flying colors. Can't wait to see what she does this year!
Cari Young: Centered School Library blogger. Know her, too!
Matt Gomez: I heard him present at a recent iPad mini-conference. He's a kindergarten teacher doing AMAZING things. Check out his Pinterest boards AND his website and Twitter feeds.
Jessica Jackson Meacham:
Lisa Johnson : of the TechChef4U app and AppyHour podcast. At least I think that's the name of it?
Jennifer Jones: Also make sure to follow her blog Hello Literacy.
General Coolness that Is Difficult to Categorize (both authors)
This post has been updated for summer 2013. Find it HERE.