Evaluation Matrix 1 – Pinterest


Name of teaching resource

‘Pinterest’ collection of boards about endangered animals


Weblink (if web based)



Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This is aimed at grade 4


How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

When introducing a research project to the class, this Pinterest collection of boards is used to provide a starting block for the student’s research. Rather than asking the students to just ‘google it’, the pages provided are collections of images, information and links to further information.


Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?



Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

The pinned pages have been vetted to ensure their information is both extensive and accurate and, where possible, homepages are pinned so students are still required to do a little ‘digging’ for their information. Additional boards can be generated quickly using the toolbar plug-in option on your browser.


Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

As it currently stands, the boards are limited to Tasmanian Devils, Giant Pandas, Orangutans, Whales, Sea turtles and Rhinos. While a resources board can be generated by the teacher within a few minutes, that would rely on a student choosing a different animal and informing the teacher promptly. If the resource boards are too extensive students may not do any additional research to fill in the gaps.


Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

Further boards can be added to encompass more animals and pins can be added to boards for more specific information if the project in question is aimed at a higher grade level.




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