Visualizing American Literature with Pinterest

Presented by Mary Balkun and Mary Zedeck

Most literature classes focus on the word rather than the image. Pinterest can give you a way to change that dynamic. With its emphasis on the visual and material culture, this online community allows students to individually and collaboratively produce course content, while exploring overlapping themes in the texts. This session will demonstrate the ways Pinterest can be used for student projects that can deepen the learning experience by bringing a multimedia dimension to the study of literature, as well as a way to enrich community development in a course. Students engaged with the readings and the literary period in new and creative ways. Assessment results of two iterations of this project will also be shared.

Emerging Technologies, Learning, Pedagogy, and Technology


  1. Mary Balkun says:

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