This weeks’ topic explored digital information and Pinterest; an exciting and slightly addictive visual tool for collecting and pinning digital information that is of interest. Pinterest (2014) describes itself as an inspiration bank and users would agree. There is a lot to benefit from using Pinterest beyond the personal aspects. For example, it was found from a search of Digital Technology that users are able to locate potential pins globally for various applications, activities, technology tips, resources for technology integration within the classroom, devices and global technology trends.
The most significant aspect of Pinterest is that most pins are visually engaging, exciting and inspiring as they come in various forms. For example, pins can be videos, infographics, photos, word clouds and many more visually interesting options. Teachers and students who struggle with generating original ideas may find inspiration from Teachers on Pinterest. Pinterest also has the capability of sharing pins to social network sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as sharing to email. For example, teachers and students can share pins to a class Facebook page, a class Twitter, or email. Pinterest’s comment option is also worth considering as it could promote teacher/student communication for assessment practices. Therefore, a teacher may utilise many of the basic features of Pinterest professionally within the classroom.