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Robyn Pickering
Re: Question
Wed Jul 10, 2013 23:29
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Paige,
While I have not used Pinterst yet in my class, the students I've seen using the program navigate it very easily. I remember being a little overwhelmed by the program at first. It took a little while before I got used to it. I do think however the visual aspect really appeals to students. Especially lower level students. There is just the nitty gritty descriptions, letting them know what this resource will have. I think this will help them narrow down where to look for information. With practice, I feel they'll be able to navigate the website easily.

  • Question - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 12:48
    Robyn, I guess Pinterest is sort of "girly." One reason I chose it was because I thought the pictures would contextualize the written information making it easier for my struggling readers to read.... more
    • Re: Question - Robyn Pickering , Wed Jul 10 23:29
      • Thank you! - Paige Moretz, Thu Jul 11 09:35
        Robyn, Thank you for the feedback. Since I haven't really had my own students yet, it really helps me to hear what teachers in the field have experienced with theirs! I'm not too much older than most ... more
        • Re: Paige - Robyn Pickering, Thu Jul 11 19:38
          No problem Paige. I'm constantly surprised by how much students do know about technology and then how much they don't know. I have students who can find anything they need on the internet but can't... more
    • Re: Question - Karie Steelman, Wed Jul 10 13:38
      Morgan in our class got me hooked on pinterest. At first I was so confused and it took me awhile to understand what I was doing. I think the more students play around with it, the easier it will be... more
      • The Reason - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 14:10
        The "pretty" factor was honestly one of the reasons I picked Pinterest. I have found that I respond better to "pretty" websites and "pretty" books. I just assume kids do too. Now, if I need a... more
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