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Leveraging Affordances of the Mashup Tool Pinterest for Writing and Reflecting on Culture

Brief Paper ID: 41377
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    Kevin Oliver
    North Carolina State University
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    Michael Cook
    Clemson University
  3. Ruie Pritchard
    North Carolina State University
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    Sara Lee
    North Carolina State University

Abstract: This paper presents findings from a study in which American teachers studying abroad pinned photographs from mobile phones onto group Pinterest boards and reflected on their own and others’ cultures. Findings suggest Pinterest is a useful tool for promoting personal reflection on media collected in real-time, with the potential to support collaborative reflection on the same media when follow-up commenting or generalization activities are modeled and structured appropriately. Findings have implications for teachers and technology coaches wishing to support common core standards around writing in English and history/social studies.

Presider: John Ronghua Ouyang, University of North Florida


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