Using Pinterest in the Classroom

While wedding planning, I (Pooja) used Pinterest, the social media application, for the first time. People from all over the world create and share virtual pin boards. These pin boards are a collection of one’s interests essentially. It’s a great way to gather, organize, and share ideas. It has become very popular for cost-saving DIY (do-it-yourself) ideas for events like weddings, birthday, showers, etc.

However, I recently cam across an article which highlighted ways in which university instructors are using Pinterest in their higher ed courses. Below is an infographic explaining how it is being used (in the U.S. context):


3 thoughts on “Using Pinterest in the Classroom

  1. Thanks Pooja. These are useful applications for Pinterest. I’m wondering if my PGCE students could use Pinterest to create ‘mood board’ as a stimulus for creative writing.

    1. Hi Sue! Nice to hear from you. I think using Pinterest to create a ‘mood board’ is a great idea. I’m thinking about having my students use pinterest to develop and share a ‘vision board’ in regards to career/goal planning. It’s a really exciting resource I’m looking forward to exploring. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!

  2. As a teacher, I use Pinterest often to get ideas for lessons. One of the best things I have done is create a board of cool photographs that can act as fun and quick writing prompts. My students have LOVED them. I have never thought of having my students create their own boards. I may not be able to do that because I imagine that the age requirement is above the age of my 6th graders. They could do this in a different format though…

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