I have been successful in getting a little bit of internal money to explore some ideas I have had about using pinterest to teach my anthropology class. I have employed a student from the previous cohort (hello Sarah! ) to help me scour the internet looking for the best resources for each topic covered. These will include videos, slideshares, blog posts etc. She has already been very busy and here’s a screenshot of the account so far.
We’re trying to think of creative ways of linking to books on the reading list (would like to link to library catalogue, but no pictures) and also ways of embedding the pinboards into Blackboard. Finally we are thinking about ways of evaluating the impact of the resources on students’ learning, where I’ve successfully used focus groups in the past to look at students’ use of YouTube Playlists, which I see Pinterest continuing and developing upon.
I am sure there are other people thinking about and using Pinterest in their teaching, so I would be (p)interested in hearing from them!