Pintrest as an Educational Tool

Pinterest. It is as awesome as Russell Westbrook’s glasses. The online scrap-booking site has created waves since it was created in 2010, and has since elbowed its way into the social media elite, becoming one of the top 3 social media sites on the interweb. Just this year, Pinterest had 2 million more unique visitor views on their site in March than in January.

My wife, who is typically slow to join social media trends (e.g. – she refuses to join Twitter) jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon earlier than anyone else we know. She came home raving about this “amazing website that everyone will enjoy and surely someday people will be even pinning the greatest craft projects of all-time, their Oklahoma bucketlist, and maybe even glasses from one of the most athletic point guards to ever play the game of basketball!” Well she said that or something similar, it has been awhile.

Pinterest is not just a surprisingly fun and enjoyable site that you can get caught browsing for hours if not days…it can also be a powerful tool for educators, facilitators, parents, and just about anyone who likes to find ridiculously awesome pictures, quotes, ideas, etcetera. I even found this infographic from Mashable on Pinterest explaining exactly what I wanted to blog about, and since they used pictures instead of words, check this out. (Click on the picture to make it larger)

Join Pinterest if you haven’t already. Create boards, pin new and creative information. Keep adding to your collection and share with others. This is the 21st century…join in on the fun.

Ryan Eller
Founder, Experiential Adventure

Check out my Pinterest here, I am currently adding some stuff to it…repin away.