Monday, December 5, 2011
Join the Party at Pinterest!
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." -George Bernard Shaw
One of my newest tech discoveries that now sucks up almost as much time as Twitter is Pinterest. If you haven't discovered Pinterest you are missing out. Even the renowned Technology Guru and featured speaker at Educational Technology Conferences, Leslie Fisher, has been sucked in by the allure of Pinterest.
So….What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
My Pinterest pinboards consist of not only recipes and arts & crafts, but also great educational blogs & websites and all things library related.
If you are wondering whether Pinterest is a technology that can be used in an educational setting check out these great articles:
Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education
The Teacher's Lane
Pinterest: A Social Catalog
Free Technology for Teachers
Thinking about Pinterest
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