Social Media for Education: Pinterest


With Social Media only getting more popular and varied as time goes on, it’s important to know what it can do for you. Pinterest is one of the many that can be used to aid the classroom.

The main feature of Pinterest are the boards, and you’ll probably spend a lot of times with these. Boards can be created on pretty much any topic you could imagine and you can pin images related to that topic on the board. You can also follow other boards and repin anything that interests you onto your own board. It’s really intuitive.

Signing up is really easy too. All you need is your name, an email address and a password. The next step is to follow boards. Thankfully, you’re taken to a page directly after signing up that let’s you choose 5 boards to follow right away organised under different categories, one of which is Education.

So how can this help teaching? Check out this handy infographic.

pinterest inforgraphic

Get creative with how you use Pinterest to make sure students stay engaged. You could have them learn more about about a figure, historical or current, by having them create a board dedicated to them. They can pin images, articles, quotes and any other material related to the person. Have them follow each others boards and they help each other learn.

That’s just one idea. There’s countless ways it can be used, some of which you can find here.

Check back later, I’ll be doing more posts on how Social Media can be used for education.