There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration. One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place.
Educators who are curious about Pinterest should sign up for an invitation today (it’s still invite only, but it doesn’t take long to get an invitation) and start creating their own amazing collections of pins. Not sure where to start? Check out some of these great ideas on how teachers can use Pinterest.
Every semester I do my level best to get students using a social bookmarking tool. Until now it has mostly been Delicious, but last semester some of my students showed me Pinterest. So I decided to give it a try. I actually gave them a choice, Delicious or Pinterest. It seems to be about 1/2 and 1/2.
But, I am kinda getting into Pinterest. The one thing that bugs me is the site you “pin” must have an image. Sometimes that is problem. I am not sure I love it for my primary bookmarking, but I have to admit it is really inspirational. It is a little addicting. There is an iPad app, but I think I like using the web better than the app.
If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a try and of course read the article mentioned above.