The Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest

Ashley Hamilton

Do you love Pinterest? Are you one of the 70 million-plus users who visit the social media site regularly for your hobbies, scrapbooking—or to remember the items you’d like to buy for your daughter’s themed birthday party? You’re not alone—Pinterest has become a way for users to keep track of an incredibly diverse collection of interests and activities.


Why not include Pinterest in your teaching program? It’s a great place to store ideas for your classroom, get new ideas for projects, post students’ work, and more. We recently came across some excellent information about Pinterest in education, which outlines the myriad ways instructors can take advantage of the site’s “boards.”


Edudemic, an education-focused site that was created in 2010 and covers “teaching, learning, and the ways that technology positively shapes our education,” clearly has a good grasp of its subject. The article includes information for educators new to Pinterest—as well as for seasoned users, for college professors who are critiquing student work, and for universities that want to communicate directly with their students. Check out the article and infographic here. And start pinning!


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  2. Amy Rudd

    We just used pinterest for an icebreaker. People had to pin a mantra…we shared the to a specific board. It was a great way for the group to learn about each other.