To Pinterest or not to Pinterest?

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León, Nicaragua

 

After consultation with the students, I have decided to go ahead with the development of Pinterest sites. Curating Pinterest sites are a great activity match for the kind of cultural case study assignment in this subject since they are highly visual in nature and lend themselves to group work.

The plan is to set up a central subject Pinterest site first. I’ll then ask students to develop their individual group Pinterest sites based on the various cultural case study themes (popular music, religious festivals, tourism campaigns, Indigenous cultures, stereotypes, and so forth). Materials on students’ group sites can then be pinned to the main subject Pinterest site as a common resource and as a contribution to OERs for this subject. They will add a further dimension to group work, but with low stakes.

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