James Leahy ( international elearning guru) is the TotallyRewired guest blogger this week. Here is his report from the 2013 Durham Blackboard Conference on Pinterest.
“Sounds and images can be reappropriated… Encouraging non-linear readings” [sic]
Nick’s students needed to create 10 pin boards each week with additional reading, in the supporting text underneath the images.
Most content came from:
- Google scholar
- Academic blogs
- Museum archives
- Tumblr (Tumblr supports key word searches for images which then can be pinned!)
Problem with scholarly articles. Copyright – some images won’t let you “pin” them legally (if it’s just a question of getting hold of the image then take a screen shot).
JISC Legal have published information about the legality of using images in sites such as Pinterest: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ManageContent/ViewDetail/ID/2705/Pinterest-Image-Sharing-Websites-and-the-Law-5-December-2012.aspx
Pinterest works by clicking once on the picture to get it enlarged, and again to get to the article.
Would be great if there was a Pinterest mash up for Blackboard?
[Dangers of the Disco vicar! Once the teacher invades it or tries to adopt it, they flee! Or just move on.]
How does assessment work? Feedback in the comments? Perhaps use “Storify”?