Students were divided as to the utility of Pinterest, but were also unsure of what it is. A common perception is that it is only for pinning images: ‘Pinterest tends just to deals with photos or pictures of things’. But while you can’t share something on Pinterest without an image, Pinterest enables students to curate or keep a record of what they have found, to critique and provide comment to what other group members have located. It thus provides a common platform accessible anywhere by group members. Tutorial discussion this week included reflection on the utility of Pinterest for their group work.
Here’s a presentation that points to how sites such as Pinterest could be useful.