Historians are experimenting with a number of tools in the history classroom. In the past, I’ve used Twitter, Google Drive, and a Google-generated website with my students. Now, we have historians turning to tools such as Pinterest and Buzzfeed. Are these tools “more accessible” to students? Do they augment classroom engagement in a way that other tools do not? I’m excited to see how this teacher’s Pinterest experiment pans out over the course of the semester. Check out the blog post here.
As a quick experiment, I headed to Pinterest and searched for “history.” The attached pdf shows the abundance of search results. This makes me wonder how historians are using Pinterest not only as a tool in the classroom, but also as a tool for their own research. Is there anyone out there who defends Pinterest as a useful organizing tool?