Thursday, April 9, 2015
Change Up Your Organization Style with Pinterest
When I first heard of "pinning", I thought it was only good for recipes and vacation ideas, and maybe the occasional home improvement project. I was worried that I might end up wasting more time in front of my screen, but so many friends recommended the site that I finally created a free account.
I was surprised to find out how many people use the site for education. It's easy to learn and there are already collections of active learning techniques created by instructors. I make my own "boards" (categories) like the one shown above for Biology Activities, and I use them to organize all of the "someday" stuff I stumble across here and there. Because the pins are visual representations of the ideas, it's easy for me to remember what I liked about the page. As a bonus, Pinterest sends me suggestions from other boards containing related content.
If you want an introduction to the concept of pinning, click on the video for a quick tutorial.
Yes, Pinterest has the potential to be a time sink, but at the end of my web surfing at least I have a useful product. Here are some other educational boards I found to give a taste of what the site has to offer:
ESOL for Adults
Inspiration for Students
For more ideas or to learn how to use Pinterest, visit us in the CTE or email Meg Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org.