Saturday, February 23, 2013

PLTWvideos | Project Lead the Way

About Project Lead the Way
A leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curriculum programs, Project Lead the Way recognized the value of sharing resources on Pinterest in June 2012. While they pin to 9 different boards, we chose to focus on their collection of videos which highlight this hands-on approach to learning.

What prompted you to begin pinning?
Relationships are very important to us and we value the opportunity to connect and learn about the people we interact with on a daily basis. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have allowed us to connect, create, and continue relationships with our partners, schools, teachers, and students. Pinterest is another way to share news with our network, celebrate our schools, teachers, and students, and discover more about our community.

Do you curate using any other tools?
Our social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. Pinterest, however, is unique and allows us to connect with our network using different mediums and approaches. Images can express and communicate a motive or message as much if not more than text and Pinterest is an ideal outlet to share and spread your personality, interests, or mission with your community.

How do you collect pins?
We create pins from both our website and outside websites, and we gather pins from other Pinterest boards.

Any particular recommendations to Follow?
The list is long! Everyone brings excitement and a different flavor to Pinterest.

Do you have a favorite board(s) you curate?
We love "PLTWnews." Mostly, this board highlights our schools, teachers, and students. We find great joy in celebrating the achievements of our network!

Can you share any advice for new Pinners?
First, start. Then, strategize. Create a couple of boards and starting pinning, but be strategic in your pinning. You want to make sure that your content or pins accomplish your objective. You want your followers to look at your pins and boards and be able to make a general assumption about your personality, and in our case, our mission and vision.

Pinterest is a casual, fun, and unique way to connect with your network and learn about your audience. Be professional, but remain playful. People are drawn to Pinterest because the platform serves as an escape and an opportunity to let your mind dream, imagine, and create. Keep your content fun and fresh and you will keep your followers following. Happy pinning!

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