Pinterest: An Interactive Tool for Instructors

By Thomas DeVere Wolsey and HHP

pinterestOne of the exciting features of Teaching the Language Arts: Forward Thinking in Today’s Classrooms is its interactive, digital content. The authors are excited to add a new community feature by introducing boards on the Pinterest page hosted by our publisher, Holcomb Hathaway.

As you know, the authors of Teaching the Language Arts are proponents of visual literacies, and Pinterest boards make use of images to enhance learning. Resources and ideas are saved by picking an image to “pin” to a virtual bulletin board. You can choose to organize topics for your own virtual bulletin boards, and then view and save your own pins. We hope you will join us by following our boards and repinning what you find helpful to your own boards. This is an effective way to organize resources for use in your classroom. Three boards that will be of particular interest to readers of Teaching the Language Arts are:

Literacy Education

Technology for the Classroom

Literacy in the Disciplines

The Holcomb Hathaway Pinterest site also offers a Literacy Assessment board.

Pinterest is easy to use, especially if you login with your Facebook or Twitter account. If you aren’t already productively pinning ideas, it’s easy to start:

— Aurous Publishing