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Randie’s Pinterest Reading List/Board

Back in May I shared Elissa Malespina’s media-rich, interactive Choices Summer Reading list.  She created it for her South Orange (NJ) Middle School readers using Apple’s iBooks Authors. She hosts the list on the Bookry platform and it feels very much like those cool magazine apps we flip through on our tablets.

Randie Groden just shared an alternate simple and elegant approach that she uses with her K-1 readers and their parents.

I work in a K-1 school and decided to make a Pinterest Summer Reading Board. It’s accessible on all devices, it’s visual for the young students with links to authors’ websites, a few book trailers, and other relevant websites. It was just posted it this week and I’ve been getting great feedback from parents and now I have a bunch following me. 

It’s so simple you may just want to go back and Pinterize your own existing list.  Perhaps create a Board for each grade?

You may also want to consider Edcanvas or Educlipper for a similar media-rich board display.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Susie Highley says:

    I also used pinterest for summer reading. Instead of using it for specific titles, I used it to spotlight sites and sources for students to select books or interact.

  2. Elissa Malespina says:

    Pinterest is a great way to curate summer reading books. I also used it for our reading list.

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