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Friday, April 26, 2013

eSN Today: Tips for using Pinterest as a teaching tool

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". 

Photo: eSchool News
But now education is hopping on the Pinterest bandwagon, as teachers and administrators are quickly discovering that the site is replete with resources for students of all ages and abilities.

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:


 Source: eSchool News

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