Title

Expanding the Learning Network: How Teachers Use Pinterest

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

This exploratory qualitative study of 117 teachers explores how educators engage with Pinterest, an online social networking site, specifically asking: (1) What similarities and differences exist in how elementary-level preservice and elementary-level in-service teachers engage with Pinterest? (2) What similarities and differences exist in how secondary-level in-service teachers and elementary-level in-service teachers engage with Pinterest? Findings indicate teachers at all levels tend to use Pinterest to search for educational resources and adapt resources to suit their classroom needs. Preservice teachers identify a more complex interaction with Pinterest than in-service teachers when determining quality resources. Findings indicate a need for future research into teacher education practices and the complex interactions preservice teachers engage in with Pinterest resources.

Publication Title

Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Volume

51

Issue

2

First Page

166

Last Page

186

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15391523.2019.1573354

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