eSchool News writes today: "Many aspiring crafters and cooking fanatics are familiar with Pinterest, a social media site set up like a virtual bulletin board in which users “pin” favorite home décor, cooking, and craft ideas".
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Users may sign up for a Pinterest account using an eMail address, and create boards for different topics. They can search for specific ideas, or “pins,” or browse through popular pins and filter by subject. Pinterest is public, and users can follow other pinners much like they would on Twitter.
Educators and school districts are using Pinterest in the classroom in a number of ways:
- Lisa Johnson, a popular educational pinner, pins about ed-tech and useful apps
- Curriculum Chicks provide useful curriculum ideas
- Library Ladies focus on library media ideas
- Dallas Independent School District uses its Pinterest page to keep district students and parents up to date on events, and also announces important news and accomplishments via the page
Source: eSchool News