Monday, August 29, 2011

Pinterest!

I really enjoy checking out a lot of the other art teacher blogs that are out there. There are a ton of really talented and dedicated teachers who post some amazing projects. I'll see a project I really like and I'll drag the link into a folder I keep on my computer labeled "Project Ideas." Unfortunately, I get so busy sometimes that I don't go back to check that folder often enough. Another art teacher in my district told me about Pinterest earlier this fall. My wife, a graphic designer, had been using Pinterest for several months, so I was familiar with how it worked. What I didn't realize is how many cool art projects are on there!

If you aren't familiar with how Pinterest works, here is a quick rundown of the site. Anyone can "pin" images on the internet. If I find a really cool project on somebody's blog, I can pin it on a board in Pinterest. The image is saved in a visual file essentially. It is super easy to scroll through and find particular images which are also linked back to the original web page they were found on. People can also "re-pin" images already on Pinterest. There are quite a few art teachers already pinning, so I am able to search for art lessons and re-pin them to my elementary art board. I highly recommend checking out the site. 


5 comments:

Phyl said... [Reply]

I think we're all addicted to pinning now!

Katie Gonzalez said... [Reply]

Zach I LOVE pinterest!!!!!!! I can't agree with you more - it is an amazingly easy, appealing and accessible way to collect great ideas and share with others! can't wait to check out your board!

Zach Stoller said... [Reply]

Katie- Do you have a board as well? I'd love to see what you've collected. How is your year going so far?

Lori Decoite said... [Reply]

hi there..pinterest looks sooo great.I would love to join but it says you need an invite to join. Can you invite me???let me know. thanks!

Zach Stoller said... [Reply]

Lori- I'd be happy to invite you, but I need your email address in order to do so. If you post it on here, I'll send you the invite, then delete it so it won't be floating around the internets!