Recently, I had been searching for a place where I could get great ideas from others and could save articles and posts for future reading. I had been tinkering with Diigo and EduClipper, but I didn’t have much success.
I then sought advice from Jon Samuelson, who recommended Listly as a resource, and he also recommended Pinterest.
No way. Pinterest is not for me. I’m not interested in recipes or wedding planning, so I can’t possibly get any use out of it. And even then, how can I even use it? It seems like a weird, cryptic site that eludes understanding.
And yet… I trust Jon Samuelson, so I decided to give it a shot.
I was pleasantly surprised.
I began creating boards that fit my educational interests (Educational Technology, Apps for Education, etc.). I would find articles or blog posts that fit those categories, and I began pinning them to those boards. The Pinterest Chrome extension makes this very easy to do. I also sought out some of my PLN members and began following them and their boards.
The result: when I go to my Pinterest homepage, I am bombarded with ideas that are relevant and useful to me. I don’t need to search anywhere to get great ideas and excellent resources.
Pinterest is exactly what I was seeking: a place where I could share excellent resources with others and easily find resources that I can use.
Go ahead. Try it out. You might just be surprised.