Brought to you by the letter P

polyvorepinterest.pngNew sites and tools pop up everyday and it can be challenging to keep track of them all. Today, I want to share with you two [newish] sites that could have creative applications to teaching, learning, and personal productivity–not to mention these sites are just really, really cool.
Pinterest debuted last spring and has been steadily growing a following among social media enthusiasts and designers. Reminiscent of physical style boards, Pinterest is basically a photo-sharing website where users curate and collect theme-based image collections. The tool could be an interesting way to have students share and store images about a certain topic. I can see this being particularly pertinent to our sport marketing, sport media, and branding classes.
Polyvore is the creative cousin to Pinterest. Polyvore is a free, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching images from anywhere on the web. While generally used for fashion, art, and interior design, it seems like there might be some creative possibilites for using Polyvore in the School of Kinesiology.
I would love to hear what you think about these sites — and about any other sites that are not traditionally thought of to enhance teaching and learning, but that you incorporate in your classroom or in your work day.
NB: Pinterest and Polyvore are very addictive, so beware!


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