As technology has taken academia by storm over the past few years, teachers are using social media websites more and more to engage with students and other teachers by posting to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. Now, they’re posting to Pinterest, too.
Pinterest’s rapid growth in popularity among educators isn’t a surprise: the website has the perfect layout for sharing ideas, as pinboards are visually appealing, easy to navigate, and easy to organize. The website is hugely popular, as it’s become the third largest social media network in the United States since it launched in 2010. Pinterest naturally lends itself to sharing images, video content, and other media, so teachers are finding it’s a great way to share educational resources. Since you can organize your pinboards by topic, the resources are easily searchable and less likely to become lost in a long newsfeed.
Last month, TeachThought posted a great list of the top 25 best Pinterest boards in education. The boards featured are maintained by educational websites, key figures in edtech, education bloggers, and other teachers. Students and teachers, check out the full list of the 25 best edtech Pinterest boards here. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below:
- Vicki Davis, “the Cool Cat Teacher’s” Teaching Ideas and Apps Board
- ISTE’s Ed Tech Resources Board
- Education Technology Group Board
- Education World’s Science and Technology Board
- Regina Hartley, library and media specialist’s Ed Tech Board