Pinterest is an online tool used to share various articles, webpages, pictures and work that is interesting to a user. You can follow your friends, or other users who post items that are of interest to you, and you virtually “pin” an item onto a board where you can go and look at it later.
Pinterest launched in March of 2010, and since then has gained a large following. By January 2012, it has garnered 11.7 million unique users. It continues to grow and is the third largest social media, behind Facebook and Twitter (Wikipedia, 2013).
There are currently educational resources and ideas linked through Pinterest, and a category for Education exists in which users can search through and pin.
Below is a video that explains a bit about what Pinterest is and how to use it