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Monday, August 19, 2013

Pinterest Basics

What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you…kind of like an online bulletin board or scrapbook.
Why Pinterest?
     New Ideas
     Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts
     Lesson Plans
Pinterest Bascis
Account – You must have one. Think about what you would like your Pin Pseudonym (name) to be. You can also use your current Facebook or Twitter
     Pin - A pin starts with an image or video you add to Pinterest. Any pin on Pinterest can be repinned, and all pins link back to their source.
     Board –a place you organize your pins by topic. You could pin ideas for remodeling your bathroom to your House Projects board, for example.
Boards can be secret or public, and you can invite other people to pin with you on any of your boards.
How to
     How to create a board -  There are basically two ways to pin. If you are viewing your boards, simply click the ‘+’ sign above the words ‘Create a board.’ If you are actually on a pin (you clicked the PinIt button) and have found that you really don’t have a board that works with that pin, simply click on the pulldown menu and then choose  
     How do I pin? – It’s easy. If you are in Pinterest, you can add a pin from a website using the
Pin It bookmarklet or upload an image right from your computer. If you are in your Home Feed on Pinterest, simply scroll over the picture you want to pin. Locate the red ‘PinIt’ button and click on it. From the pulldown menu, choose your board, add a comment and click ‘PinIt’ again.

     Boards - Think of names that you can remember. Some pinners are quite creative with their board names. Others use very basic names.  Group them…alphabetically…subject…color?
     Home Feed -  Access your home feed by clicking on the word “Pinterest” that is located at the top of the browser page.
     Following – Follow an entire pinner or choose specific boards to follow.
     You can allow others to pin to one or more of your boards and let them contribute ideas, information, opinion.
Public Boards – unless you designate your board as secret, each board will be public.
Secret Boards – only you and those you invite can see these boards and any content and comments connected to them.

Mobile apps – are available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Pinterest has a blog! -

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