Pinterest, is a web-based social networking service that allows users to collect, store, and share information, pictorially, using “Pins” and “Boards”. The portal has gained traction for its easy to use interface and is very popular among the fashion, arts, and cooking industries. However, like any other social media, Pinterest could be a great tool in the classroom.
Offlately this social media portal has got the attention of the student-teacher fraternity as a collaboration tool. Students have reportedly been using Pinterest to collaborate on group projects and exchange course information, new resources, save important links, and more! With quick, easy, and FREE access wherever there is internet access, this free application has become a campus favorite. Hope the founders of Pinterest are taking note of this.