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Building Your Pinterest Board


Back in Week 1, you created a Pinterest Board for this class, and as an extra credit option each week, you can spend some time adding to that Board and/or adding to additional class-related Boards you might want to create.


The idea is that Pinterest provides a record of your discovery and learning in this class that complements your blog: your blog is really focused on what you are writing, but with Pinterest you can keep track of what you are reading — the reading and research you might be doing for your project, for example, or the blog posts and projects of other students that you are reading. The overall goal is to make your learning visible, both so that you can see the progress you are making and also so that you can share with others what you are learning.


There are also some completely separate Pinterest Tech Tips that you can do; if you are going to be spending a lot of time on PInterest this semester, I would really urge you to complete all those Pinterest Tech Tips!


Below you can find some ideas for how to build up your Pinterest Board. Choose whatever suits your own interests and activities for the class!


Repinning from other people's Boards. A great way to develop your own Pinterest Board is by repinning items you find on other people's Boards. See the Pinterest Directory for all my Boards plus all the Boards of other students in the class. Also, check out this Pinterest Discovery Tech Tip which shows you how Pinterest finds pins and Boards that might interest you based on what you have already pinned.


Pinning blog posts. You can pin your own blog posts to your Board and, even better, you can pin the blog posts that you are reading for the Blog Commenting assignment each week. If you get in the habit of pinning those blog posts to your Board when you leave comments, that will give you a useful reference later on if you want to find one of those posts. Make sure you understand how to pin a specific blog post; there is a Tech Tip for that: Pinning Blog Posts at Pinterest


Pinning Storybook pages. If you are creating a Storybook project, you can pin each new page of your website to your Board. Likewise, you can pin the pages of other students' Storybooks that you are commenting on. Just like with the blog comments, pinning the other students' Storybook pages to your Board is a great way to keep track of which Storybooks you have looked at and the specific stories you have read.


Browsing and pinning. You can pin anything you find online to your Board, and the process of pinning as you browse is even easier if you do this Tech Tip: Adding a Pinterest Button to Your Browser. You can pin any pages that you find as you explore the websites for this class (like the writing help pages, items from the announcements, items you find in the class Twitter stream, etc.). You can also pin items that you find when you are doing research online, looking for images to use, etc. Anything and everything that catches your interest is worth pinning because you never know when you might want to find it again later. Plus, it might turn out to be useful to someone else in class too! 


Create a new Board. Maybe you want to create a new Board for a specialized project you want to do for the class. For example, you might create a separate Board for your Storybook project and all the research you are doing for that, images you might use, etc. You might also create a Board dedicated to writing and revising so that you can pin the writing help pages that you find yourself using whenever you do revising assignments for the class. If you create a new Board, remember to send me an email with the address so that I can add it to the Pinterest Directory for the class. I will be really curious to know what kinds of ideas for dedicated Boards people might come up with this semester! 


So, if you have some time each week — 10 minutes or 20 minutes or 30 minutes — to spend developing your Pinterest Board, that will be great! When you do the Declaration, you can guesstimate how much time you spent developing your PInterest Board during the week, and then take the 1, 2 or 3 points of extra credit:



Guesstimate how much time you spent this week developing your Pinterest Board(s) for this class:

  • about 10 minutes total (1 point)
  • about 20 minutes total (2 points)
  • about 30 minutes total (3 points)



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