How to make your lessons “ Pin”teresting. Bethany Creel. Why Pinterest ?. It’s free Access to a wide range of visuals Connect with other educators: Features the ability to communicate with other users (commenting, re-pinning , liking, etc.) Search using specific terms
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“An assistant design professor at a Missouri university pins examples of well-designed packaging, fonts, posters, infographics, advertisements and more”.
Teachers create visual boards for units.
It’s simple to collect and organize materials for lesson plans.
“A journalism student at Minnesota State University created a board to share stories about food allergies, like lactose and gluten intolerance, which shared words, pinned recipes, tips and more”.
As of 2014, over 70 million people use Pinterest
Over 500,000 education pins are pinned daily
Over 600 boards with the keyboard “classroom”
Over 450 boards with the keyword “teacher”