Pinterest is a free website, which requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others on the main page. A "board" is where the user's pins are located. A "pin" is an image that has either been uploaded or linked from a website. Once users create boards and add pins, other users can now repin, meaning they can pin one user's image to their board as well.

To start working with this site you have to access [] and create an account. You can:

1) access the site using a Facebook account
2) access the site using a Gmail account
3) access the site using a Twitter account; or
4) you can click on "Sign Up Now" to start creating your account


After this, you will have to choose the "Sign Up with Email" option.


You will have to complete the following form and then click on "Sign Up".


Once your account is ready you will have to create your first board. To do so, click on "Create a Board".

You will need to give to your new board a name, a description, and the category of your board (Will it be a board about Animals?, will it be about Cars?). After completing this information, click on "Create Board".


Now it is time to add a "pin" to your board. Click on "Add a pin".


You can add a pin from a website or your computer.


Another option is to search for images uploaded by other users. At the top of the screen you can type the kind of image you are looking for.


After this, the site will display the kind of images you are looking for. Choose the image you like and add it to your board. To do so, click on the option "Pin it" which is located in the top left - hand corner of every image.


When you click on "Pin it" a new window will pop up. Here you can choose the board in which you will add the image (if you have more than one) and write a short description of the image. Then, you click on "Pin it".


At the top right - hand corner of the screen you will see your name. Click on it to see all your boards. If you want to create a new board, click on "Create a Board" and look for new images.


Have a look at my boards, hope you like them!! :)


Activity using Pinterest
"My Favourite Storybooks"
Group: 1st / 2nd year
Age group: 12 - 13 / 13 - 14

1) For this activity you will have to visit Pinterest and create an account.
2) Once your account is ready, create a board with the title: "My Favourite Storybooks".
3) You will have to PIN images of the covers of your favourite storybooks (at least upload 10 covers). Your board should look like this.


4) You will have to choose 3 storybooks from your board.
5) You will tell your classmates what the storybooks are about. You have 20 minutes to tell the three stories. You should include in your oral presentation the following:
  • Author of the Storybook
  • A brief summary of each storybook mentioning the beginning, conflict and ending of each story
  • The reason(s) why you like that storybook

Evaluation Criteria
  • Use of the tool
  • Work handed in in time
  • Use of language in your presentation
  • Fluency

Written by Nicolás Herrera. November, 2014