Pinterest…or one way to learn something…

Everyone has heard the bromide that “those who can do, do; while those who can’t, teach.” A less well-known one is “one way to learn something is to teach it.”

Back in January in the second session of the SMM class I asked the students what social media sites they were active on. As expected EVERYONE was on Facebook, a few were on twitter (though most had tried it and given up: fodder for a future post!), MySpace, or others. Then one of the young women mentioned a site I had never heard of and I was surprised to see 7 or 8 others smile and say they spent a lot of time there. That was my intro to Pinterest.

Since then, of course, we have be bombarded with articles about this new phenomenon. I am trying to think of interests to pin… Some of the articles:

I have been intrigued with the ideas that many in my class have for the new site. I have signed up and am trying to figure it out…another way to learn is by doing!

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