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Pinterest and Schools

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Presentation at 2012 National School Public Relations Association Gold Mine session on the use of Pinterest in education.

Presentation at 2012 National School Public Relations Association Gold Mine session on the use of Pinterest in education.

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  • 1. and SchoolsNSPRA 2012Gold Mine SessionEvelyn McCormack
  • 2. What is Pinterest? Virtual pinboard that lets users organize images and other things they find on the web. Users create themed “boards” to which photos, links and videos can be “pinned” Each image can be clicked on and viewed larger Comments can be posted about individual images
  • 3.  Each image can be “liked” or “re- pinned” by other users Boards are set up as categories by most pinners on Pinterest Each image includes the original link
  • 4. Why Should Schools Care? Because Pinterest is the fastest growing social media site (10 million users; 2.3 billion page views in March) Because your stakeholders can learn from what you post Because the world is visual Use Pinterest to feature your school, but also to engage your audience Pinners can share their pins on Facebook and Twitter (things go viral)
  • 5. How You Can Use Pinterest Teachers/librarians can post summer reading books, assignments, extra help links, etc. PR office can post photos of school buildings, positive news links, positive stories about students and staff, archival links, mascot/athletics links and images Guidance office can post advice for college-bound students, links to military sites, graphics and statistics about graduation, SATs, standardized testing,
  • 6. Clinton, Mississippi Schools
  • 7. Richmond, Indiana Schools
  • 8. Atlanta Public Schools
  • 9. So What’s Being Pinned?
  • 10. Advice & Ideas for CollegeGrads
  • 11. Common Core Resources
  • 12. Data, Assessment & ClassroomForms
  • 13. Special EducationResources
  • 14. Science Resources
  • 15. For Ideas, Look at thePinterest EducationCategory
  • 16. Start Pinning! Evelyn McCormack emccormack@gmail.com 914-592-4203 Schoolcommunications20.com