I’ve had the invite in the Inbox for several months and I just never seemed to get around to activating it.
And depending on who you talk to, 58 percent to 97 percent of Pinterest users are female. So I may not be the only guy who’s been sitting on the fence with the social bookmarking site. But I’m becoming convinced that Pinterest might be a handy thing to have available.
More and more teachers are using the tool to find, share, and integrate resources. The visual look of Pinterest can be a great hook for students. A very cool infographic shares 16 ways that educators can use Pinterest:
Doing a search, middle school social studies for example, will give you a ton of links. And there are more things out there that can help you begin to understand and use Pinterest. Just a few to get you started:
Social Pinboard – National History Education Clearinghouse’s nice article on Pinterest
Teaching History – an example of a history teacher’s channel
Teaching History / Social Studies – another example from the Teaching Channel
Middle Ages – another example
Pinterest Resources for Teachers – CoolCatTeacher’s Pinterest stuff
Pinterest for Education – a Livebinder with lots of stuff
Update July 21