Presenter(s)/Speaker(s):

Jo Koster, Winthrop UniversityFollow

Session Type

Individual Paper/ Presentation (generally grouped with 2-3 others into a 75 minute session)

Topic

Technology and Teaching, Innovative Teaching Strategies, Critical Thinking

Session Abstract

In a digital environment, teachers and students have access to a wide variety of material that can be used to create discussion, spark inquiry, and prompt critical thinking. One of the social media tools that can be used for this is Pinterest, a free online visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool that allows users to curate and share information through the creation of visual bookmarks called “boards.” Users can “pin” material to their boards either by linking to other online sites or by uploading materials of their own; boards can be grouped by similar characteristics, themes, events, questions, ideas, or other concepts. Pinterest allows users to “follow” other users, to collaborate on shared boards, and to “re-pin” materials from other users to their own boards. As such, it is a powerful tool to allow students to gather, organize, analyze, and evaluate source materials.

In my presentation I will demonstrate how I have used Pinterest in both graduate and undergraduate classes, for both majors and non-majors, to allow students to study concepts, analyze corpuses of data, share information, and reflect critically on their learning processes. I will illustrate the presentation with examples of student work and comments on some of the lessons I have learned in using this tool to ‘flip’ my teaching. The presentation can be delivered in 20 minutes and will require access to the Internet and projection equipment.

https://www.pinterest.com/drkoster/

Keywords

engagement, technology, Pinterest

Location

DiGiorgio Campus Center 221

Start Date

6-2-2016 10:25 AM

 
Feb 6th, 10:25 AM Feb 6th, 11:40 AM

Getting the Picture: Engaging Student Learning Using Pinterest

DiGiorgio Campus Center 221

In a digital environment, teachers and students have access to a wide variety of material that can be used to create discussion, spark inquiry, and prompt critical thinking. One of the social media tools that can be used for this is Pinterest, a free online visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool that allows users to curate and share information through the creation of visual bookmarks called “boards.” Users can “pin” material to their boards either by linking to other online sites or by uploading materials of their own; boards can be grouped by similar characteristics, themes, events, questions, ideas, or other concepts. Pinterest allows users to “follow” other users, to collaborate on shared boards, and to “re-pin” materials from other users to their own boards. As such, it is a powerful tool to allow students to gather, organize, analyze, and evaluate source materials.

In my presentation I will demonstrate how I have used Pinterest in both graduate and undergraduate classes, for both majors and non-majors, to allow students to study concepts, analyze corpuses of data, share information, and reflect critically on their learning processes. I will illustrate the presentation with examples of student work and comments on some of the lessons I have learned in using this tool to ‘flip’ my teaching. The presentation can be delivered in 20 minutes and will require access to the Internet and projection equipment.

https://www.pinterest.com/drkoster/