I have been trying to come up with a post about Pinterest, the social “pinning” site. I have maybe half a dozen posts in various stages of writing. I haven’t quite been able to finish one and have consequently become pretty bored with trying to eek meaning from the site.
Essentially, Pinterest is like a visual form of twitter and with sorting capabilities. I think it is particularly useful for people people that like to cook, virtual book clubs and elementary school teachers. While I was obsessed with pinning, I created an EdTech pinboard and tried to include related images, products and sites.
If you don’t get carried away, Pinterest can be a good way to keep track of things you like and actually, when I initially started looking at it, I found it be sort of cathartic to scroll through an endless page of things people like. Now, I find it to be a little repetitive.
Are you interested in using Pinterest in your classroom? If so, I would recommend first look at what other people have done:
- Click here for a Pinterest board collecting different ways in which Pinterest is used in education. For the purposes of this post, this link is sort of meta.
- Last month, Edudemic wrote a post about how educators are using Pinterest.
Have fun exploring Pinterest and pinning all of the things!