31 – Pinterest

Down a further 2 places in 2019

This visual bookmarking site has proved very popular as a way of saving images together with links to resources.

Website: pinterest.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 22
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 75

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 29.   2017: 27    2016: 29    2015: 13    2014: 14    2013: 22
2012: 36    2011: –      2010: –       2009: –       2008: –       2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Pinterest as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“I like “surfing” around there because I can chose contents I am interested in. Every day or two, I can get new creative input, ideas, information, tips or inspiration.” Student/HR Intern, Germany

“Easy to use, visual, gives a quick flavor on the topic” Senior Portfolio Manager, Sweden

“Good visual pin board to curate resources” Principal Lecturer, UK

Previous comments

“The best way to find graphical information quickly. It is a very feminine social medium so it is a good way to reach out to women for my content” Katrin Naert, Belgium

“Another favorite of mine. I love that it’s like Google, except with such effective filtering, relevance, and personalizing functions.” Emily Madden

“use it to collect personal arts, educational tools, for both work and school.” Anon, Canada

“so many ideas is such a small space.” E-Learning Developer, South Africa

“for ideas and inspiration” e-learning developer, UK, 2016

“full of great learning assets, visually accessible, infographics, creativeness at its best” Annette Leeb, e-learning developer, Germany, 2106

“for curation of visual resources on a range of topics, easy to use and share” Teresa MacKinndon, University/College Teacher, UK, 2016

“classroom and personal life ideas. I just added Pinterest to my world about a year ago and just started using it around June. What a wonderful world of ideas for anything one may need. Also, I have thought about using it as a site to post student projects, etc.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“great potential for curation” Rachel Burnham, 2015
“great for finding new ideas for the classroom” Theresa Corpus, 2015

“I’m starting to organise useful resources outside of the official curriculum. For example, video tutorials, discussion topics, news and interesting facts.” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

“Perfect for proven ideas from other educators” Diane Lowery, 2014
“visual curation of resources for language learners” Teresa MacKinnon, 2014
“Just starting, but so far love collecting and sharing resources and inspiration” April 2014
“My curation tool and repository of my limited L&D wisdom” Tricia Ransom, 2014

“I create boards for specific units I’m teaching and then signpost students to them. I also have secret boards that I have for personal use.”  Jayne Whistance 2013
“My inspiration fulfiller”  Debra Robinson 2013
“for collecting ideas”  Sam Oakley 2013