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How you can use Pinterest to enhance
teaching and learning?
Who loved swap cards?
My mother used to collect these
People sometimes collect the
strangest things (socks).
Photo source:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/taboo/g...
Pinterest is a great way to collect things
online. Yes, it's addictive
Many people think Pinterest is about this
or this
But it can also
look like this.
Look deeper.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is cloud-
based.
If you get an
account, log in on
any device
anywhere.
Pinterest is a search engine
Information Desk, Tokyo https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.
com/736x/6e/71/48/6e7148adfedc814c6...
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a
bookmarking site.
You can search
for, collect and
organise
images/websites/
videos.
It's a social
network
(Unlike Google) You follow
people.
● Find experts in the
field
● Find organisations,
educators, cura...
● Look at who these people follow and piggy-
back them also.
● If you find the right people, you can ‘help
yourself’ to th...
Source: http://www.edudemic.com/guides/the-teachers-guide-to-pinterest/
Source: http://www.edudemic.
com/guides/the-teachers-guide-to-
pinterest/
Source: http://www.
edudemic.
com/guides/the-
teachers-guide-to-
pinterest/
Students can use it to find, save and organise
content.
eg. Art students can
● collect visual ideas, art info and tutorial...
Some Melbourne High School Art
students’ collections (early stages)
Teachers can use it to find experts to follow and
pin from.
These are only some of the people/organisations we found.
Tim Day
https://www.pinterest.com/timdayhuff/
https://www.pinterest.com/timdayhuff/
https://www.pinterest.com/mercedescsinger/
https://www.pinterest.com/vouterb2/
https://www.pinterest.com/prinoer/
https://www.pinterest.com/fihobbs/
Teachers can use it for teaching material and to
generate ideas.
They can share and collaborate with faculty, etc.
https:/...
Mihaela’s Pinterest collection
https://www.pinterest.com/mbrysha/
Tania’s Pinterest collection https://www.pinterest.com/taniatorikova/
https://www.pinterest.com/taniatorikova/
Teachers can use it to create specific
collections.
Teachers can use it as curriculum
● collect resources for teaching and learning
More ideas for using Pinterest
Pin images/information for a
subject
eg. Art History
Pin images/info for a
subject within a subject
eg. Urban Art
Pin photos for a project
- eg our year 9
Scavenger Hunt
Get students to pin and
share their photos with
the class/teacher.
Pin images for a theme - manhood. Use as
writing/discussion prompts.
Pin images for a concept - connections
Recommended reading list eg Science Fiction
books
Collect images for a presentation eg image for
student blogging voice.
Collect videos eg. German videos and podcasts.
Collect online resources for teaching eg. Issues articles
Collaborate on a collection eg French language
Find a great board and follow the person -
Victoria Outerbridge
Then check out who they're following
Art and Interior Design Studio
Rijksmuseum on Pinterest (National Museum of the
Netherlands)
Metropolitan Museum of Art on Pinterest
Australian history on Pinterest
Search Australian history
Expert: Art director and graphic designer
https://www.pinterest.com/designquixotic/
Polyhedra/modular origami
Brian Ganter - Academic (courses on Pinterest)
https://www.pinterest.com/gantercapcourse/
Prof Jess - Assistant Professor of Sociology
https://www.pinterest.com/profjess/
The Public Domain Review
https://www.pinterest.com/publicdomainrev/
For English teachers - politically incorrect adverts
Creative/conceptual collections
https://www.pinterest.
com/charlmalan/
How does this enhance student
learning?
● Increase student engagement because students own their own
collections (boards) ...
Higher order thinking
● Development of higher order thinking through
evaluation of quality, relevant resources,
selection ...
Digital literacies
● using the search function to find pins, pinners,
boards
● locating experts (evaluating people as
auth...
Differentiated
teaching
● When you look at student boards, the quality of their choices
reveals their thinking processes, ...
What is your focus?
Find and share what
you see.
Pinterest presentation   Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)
Pinterest presentation   Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)
Pinterest presentation   Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)
Pinterest presentation   Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)
Pinterest presentation   Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)
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Pinterest presentation Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)

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This is the slide presentation to accompany a workshop by Mihaela Brysha (Head of Visual and Performing Arts) and Tania Sheko (Teacher librarian) at Curriculum Day for select schools at Melbourne High School April 2015

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Pinterest presentation Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko for Curriculum Day 20/4/15 (version 2)

  1. 1. How you can use Pinterest to enhance teaching and learning?
  2. 2. Who loved swap cards?
  3. 3. My mother used to collect these
  4. 4. People sometimes collect the strangest things (socks). Photo source: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/taboo/galleries/weird-collections/at/surrounded-by-socks-57811/
  5. 5. Pinterest is a great way to collect things online. Yes, it's addictive
  6. 6. Many people think Pinterest is about this
  7. 7. or this
  8. 8. But it can also look like this. Look deeper.
  9. 9. What is Pinterest? Pinterest is cloud- based. If you get an account, log in on any device anywhere.
  10. 10. Pinterest is a search engine Information Desk, Tokyo https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg. com/736x/6e/71/48/6e7148adfedc814c6ab57ef8828b9ee4.jpg
  11. 11. What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a bookmarking site. You can search for, collect and organise images/websites/ videos.
  12. 12. It's a social network (Unlike Google) You follow people. ● Find experts in the field ● Find organisations, educators, curators, scientists...
  13. 13. ● Look at who these people follow and piggy- back them also. ● If you find the right people, you can ‘help yourself’ to their collections.
  14. 14. Source: http://www.edudemic.com/guides/the-teachers-guide-to-pinterest/
  15. 15. Source: http://www.edudemic. com/guides/the-teachers-guide-to- pinterest/
  16. 16. Source: http://www. edudemic. com/guides/the- teachers-guide-to- pinterest/
  17. 17. Students can use it to find, save and organise content. eg. Art students can ● collect visual ideas, art info and tutorials. ● They follow their teacher and peers. ● They make choices (individualisation). ● They take responsibility for their learning. What can you imagine your students doing with Pinterest?
  18. 18. Some Melbourne High School Art students’ collections (early stages)
  19. 19. Teachers can use it to find experts to follow and pin from. These are only some of the people/organisations we found.
  20. 20. Tim Day https://www.pinterest.com/timdayhuff/ https://www.pinterest.com/timdayhuff/
  21. 21. https://www.pinterest.com/mercedescsinger/
  22. 22. https://www.pinterest.com/vouterb2/
  23. 23. https://www.pinterest.com/prinoer/
  24. 24. https://www.pinterest.com/fihobbs/
  25. 25. Teachers can use it for teaching material and to generate ideas. They can share and collaborate with faculty, etc. https://flic.kr/p/y3ym1
  26. 26. Mihaela’s Pinterest collection https://www.pinterest.com/mbrysha/
  27. 27. Tania’s Pinterest collection https://www.pinterest.com/taniatorikova/ https://www.pinterest.com/taniatorikova/
  28. 28. Teachers can use it to create specific collections.
  29. 29. Teachers can use it as curriculum ● collect resources for teaching and learning
  30. 30. More ideas for using Pinterest
  31. 31. Pin images/information for a subject eg. Art History
  32. 32. Pin images/info for a subject within a subject eg. Urban Art
  33. 33. Pin photos for a project - eg our year 9 Scavenger Hunt Get students to pin and share their photos with the class/teacher.
  34. 34. Pin images for a theme - manhood. Use as writing/discussion prompts.
  35. 35. Pin images for a concept - connections
  36. 36. Recommended reading list eg Science Fiction books
  37. 37. Collect images for a presentation eg image for student blogging voice.
  38. 38. Collect videos eg. German videos and podcasts.
  39. 39. Collect online resources for teaching eg. Issues articles
  40. 40. Collaborate on a collection eg French language
  41. 41. Find a great board and follow the person - Victoria Outerbridge
  42. 42. Then check out who they're following
  43. 43. Art and Interior Design Studio
  44. 44. Rijksmuseum on Pinterest (National Museum of the Netherlands)
  45. 45. Metropolitan Museum of Art on Pinterest
  46. 46. Australian history on Pinterest
  47. 47. Search Australian history
  48. 48. Expert: Art director and graphic designer https://www.pinterest.com/designquixotic/
  49. 49. Polyhedra/modular origami
  50. 50. Brian Ganter - Academic (courses on Pinterest) https://www.pinterest.com/gantercapcourse/
  51. 51. Prof Jess - Assistant Professor of Sociology https://www.pinterest.com/profjess/
  52. 52. The Public Domain Review https://www.pinterest.com/publicdomainrev/
  53. 53. For English teachers - politically incorrect adverts
  54. 54. Creative/conceptual collections https://www.pinterest. com/charlmalan/
  55. 55. How does this enhance student learning? ● Increase student engagement because students own their own collections (boards) and take charge of their learning ● Passive to active - students do not rely on teacher to provide learning resources ● Opportunities for differentiation and passion-driven learning ● Sharing amongst peers increases community (social learning) ● Collaborative practices increased ● Connection to real-world, not textbook but people (experts) https://flic.kr/p/5cR3vm
  56. 56. Higher order thinking ● Development of higher order thinking through evaluation of quality, relevant resources, selection and organisation ● Creation of conceptual collections
  57. 57. Digital literacies ● using the search function to find pins, pinners, boards ● locating experts (evaluating people as authoritative/expert) ● curating online https://flic.kr/p/hnUte7
  58. 58. Differentiated teaching ● When you look at student boards, the quality of their choices reveals their thinking processes, ability to research and understanding of topic/theme/ category. ● Handing over curation to students ● Quick way of checking students’ understanding of the topic https://flic.kr/p/pRgzo8
  59. 59. What is your focus? Find and share what you see.

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