Okay, I have to admit that originally I was against Pinterest. This was because all the friends I knew that were signing up were, ahem, girls.
I’ll restart this post with an apology…I’m sorry I judged Pinterest based on the subscribers I knew. In all honesty, I now love this site and often find myself whiling away my precious time because, “that’s awesome (click), and that’s awesome (click), and that’s awesome (click)”…on and on it goes.
For those of you that don’t know what Pinterest is, it is basically a bookmarking site that you share with people you know (and don’t know). The program organizes your bookmarks (pins) into boards – kind of like a bulletin board. This is actually what made me think it was too girly for me. I had visions of scrapbooking (not that there’s anything wrong with scrapbooking) in my head, and I don’t do that. Anyhow, when you find something you like, you click the “Pin It” button you got from the Pinterest site and all the graphics you see can then be “pinned” to your boards. When clicked by other users, they will be taken back to the related site. You can also comment on and repin other pins. That’s a lot of pinning.
The cool thing about Pinterest is that there is an entire section on Education. This would also be a good resource for classroom websites. Sqworl for the more refined. Go check it out. Dig around. If you want to join, be aware that you will have to wait a few days until your invitation is complete. I guess they are kind of snobby that way, but it also reminds me of a tea party.
Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: Analyzing, creating, remembering