Last fall on their School Systems blog, Pearson gave us an early view of education uses for Pinterest in “Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education.” I must admit that I hadn’t yet fallen down the same Pinterest hole so many of my social media friends had. But since then, a steady march of nimble social media dabblers and experts have been plumbing the depths of this new visual bookmarking social media site. Shout outs on Twitter were becoming more frequent – “Anyone seen @SoandSo lately?” with “last seen on Pinterest” a more common refrain.
And, as all things social work, through the Pearson post I found another great resource with tutorials on Pinterest for educators on the Adaptivelearnin blog “Pinterest My New Love for Visual Bookmarking Education and Teaching Web Content” with even more specific ideas and also including a video tutorial. There is also a post here that shows how to attach your Pinterest profile to your blog. From lesson plans to student collaborative projects, I predict a groundswell of education related Boards – particularly for schools that do not have embedded collaborative technology tools at their fingertips.
EDWorks Partners has a Pinterest page and I have started to build one for KnowledgeWorks. Have you been exploring Pinterest as a tool for your PLN or classroom? Have you thought about the ways Pinterest can enrich the already robust information sharing conversations taking place on Twitter? A complimentary STEM board open to contributions from STEM chat members, for example?