I’ve mentioned this before I’m sure, but I’ll say it again. I LOVE COLLECTING THINGS. I can’t stop myself. So tools that help me organize my digital collections of recipes, crafty ideas (that I may never actually make), and classroom tricks are always on my list of favorite things. Recently, I discovered Pinterest (pin + interest = pinterest).
Pinterest is all about images. That isn’t to say that text isn’t welcomed, but pins are presented visually. If I find a website with a great idea, I pin that website, write a quick description, select the category (or board I want to pin it on), and select an image from the page to go along with it. Perhaps showing you is just easier!
Here are a few of my “boards”:
Even cooler than randomly finding interesting things on websites and pinning them, Pinterest really captures the the idea of the “collective brain”. When I log on to Pinterest, I see the things that my friends (or the people/boards I follow) have posted. If I think it is a terrific idea worth trying, I can easily repin (or curate a copy) for myself. I am learning so much from my DEN friends.
I’m curating a topic, Cool Tools for School at http://pinterest.com/ppalmer21/cool-tools-for-school/
There’s also a whole category devoted to education: http://pinterest.com/all/?category=education
OK, so get out there and start pinning! If you need an invite let me know in the comments. I’m happy to invite you. I just need your email address!