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eLCC: Making Assignments Visual: Pinterest

Pinterest Defined

Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that offers a visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool. Users create and share the collections of visual bookmarks (boards). Boards are created through a user selecting an item, page, website, etc. and pinning it to an existing or newly created board. (Source: Wikipedia)

Assignment Ideas & Examples

Why use Pinterest?

This free tool is a way to show rather than tell and where you can reach a wide audience. 

  • Students and other educators can participate with comments, repins and likes
  • Boards and projects can be made to relate to any field of study
  • Low learning curve to using Pinterest
  • Group collaboration
  • Visual-based
  • Available 24/7 and on mobile devices
  • Short snippets of information in descriptions and comments

Alternatives to Pinterest

Alternatives to Pinterest will depend on the assignment and can include some of the following: