I have decided to work with Pinterest as my main curation tool at the moment simply because I love the visual nature of this tool. I can organise the links I have into easy to understand categories and arrange these boards in the format I want them to be. Best of all I can see at a glance what links I have filed and Pinterest even tries to remember if I have already saved that link before!
So what is Pinterest
According to Pinterest itself it is
visual bookmarks for good stuff you find anywhere around the web or right on Pinterest.
Pinterest is a place to discover ideas for all your projects and interests, hand-picked by people like you
The main benefits that I see for Pinterest are:
- saving links in an organised and visual way
- following people of similar interests
- having access to links that have already been tried and tested
Here is a link to a great website I found that has lots of ideas for educators who are starting out on Pinterest
Our goals for today are:
- Setting up a Pinterest account (here’s a handy tutorial if you get stuck)
- finding people to follow (you can start with me if you want – Jacqui Knipe)
- learning how to search pinterest
- learning how to pin from the web/uploads