Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that uses imagery. “Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.” [1]

Within Pinterest, you have boards that are typically devoted to a specific theme. On these boards, you would “pin” an image that you wish to share with others. The image must be available on the Web, and when clicking on an image from your pinboard, you will be taken back to that specific Web site.

Essential Requirements

Pinterest will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.


The only equipment needed is a computer, smartphone, or iPod with a Web browser.


Access to Pinterest is accomplished through a Pinterest toolbar on a Web-browser.

Pinterest can be reached at the following Website:

You can also access Pinterest on the iPad with the Pinterest application.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Weblinks


Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Pinterest and its capabilities.


Here are some tips on how Pinterest is used in an educational environment.

Pinterest Collections

Here are a number of brands and organizations using Pinterest.

Pinterest Ideas

Here are different ideas for using Pinterest.

Video Tutorials

Here are a few video tutorials to get you started.


  1. Pinterest. (2012). Retrieved on 8 February, 2012 at

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