Confession: I use Pinterest for all sorts of homeschool things–including both planning and documentation.
In fact, one of the most helpful ways I use it is to plan out and document our academic years–especially since we are “eclectic homeschoolers” and draw from a variety of sources and pedagogy techniques.
In late spring I create a new board for the upcoming year and start adding the workbooks and other primary materials we’ll be working with. Then, over the course of the year, I add things that we’ve found especially useful. This year I even included a pin to the artwork that our son turned into notecards over on Cafe Press. (That’s one of his notecards pictured above.)
At the end of the year I have a nice visual guide to the “year that was.” Sort of like a virtual scrapbook. (Mind you, we aren’t required legally to report our progress, but I find it really satisfying to look back on things.) The pin boards also comes in handy when I need to quickly find the name of book or locate a video we used to share with one of my homeschool coaching clients.
Would you like to take a look at our boards thus far?
How do you use Pinterest in your homeschooling?