According to Edutopia.org, a website with evidence-based strategies to prepare students, over half a million education pins are made to Pinterest daily by 48.7 million users. This social media site is quickly becoming a go-to site for busy educators in search of lesson plans, book recommendations, classroom organization ideas and more.

To assist Iowa educators, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) are pleased to announce the launch of a statewide Pinterest site at http://pinterest.com/iowaaea/.

The Iowa’s AEAs Pinterest site is a collaborative project of Iowa’s nine AEAs. The site is maintained by AEA consultants from all over the state who specialize in different curriculum and instructional areas. There are over 35 pinning boards to provide a visual, dynamic forum to inform parents, educators and school administrators about AEA programs and resources, as well as other quality, credible ideas and resources relating to education.

The Pinterest site can also be accessed directly from the homepage of the state AEA website at www.iowaaea.org.