Pinterest is a visual social media platform that allows users to “pin” images that either represent content (e.g., image-as-link), or is content in and of itself (e.g., an infographic).

Using it in the classroom is a matter of instructional design–what students are to learn when and how–but the infographic below takes a look at how Pinterest is being used in the classroom, tips for using it, and basic growth statistics.

5 Simple Ways to Use Pinterest in the Classroom

1. Share quotes and inspiration

2. Visual sharing across content areas

3. Suggest reading materials

4. Encourage student participation

5. Show student work