It seems that the latest social networking website taking the Internet by storm is Pinterest. Pinterest is an "online pinboard" that lets you "organize and share things you love." The majority of my friends are currently using Pinterest to share decorating ideas and do-it-yourself project ideas. Of course, I do enjoy pinning pictures of nostalgia-inspiring 80s pop culture, but I also recognize the educational potential of Pinterest. It's a great way to collect pictures of classroom projects, to share helpful websites with others, or showcase student projects to a wide audience. You could even have students create pin boards of websites or news articles for research. Or create a pin board of recommended reading as a class. the possibilities are endless.
Jessica Pilgreen is a National Board Certified secondary English teacher, a Doctoral candidate at UMSL, a Google Certified Educator, a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, a mom, a wife, and a self-proclaimed ed tech enthusiast!