Example of academic use of pinterest: group board of journals from faculty and students at Michigan State's Ed Tech/Ed Psych program: Educational Research Journal with a 3.0+ impact factor. Top in field of ed research.
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An Example from the MAET MSU Showcase of student work (mentioned in the Gradhacking Pinteret post) 4th Grade Science - Ecosystems and Adaptations
Gradhacking Pinterest: by Terry Brock