I was reading a teacher's "Technology Tips" blog and she was writing about how she uses Pinterest. She used it to share ideas and take them from art teachers all over. She made really great signs for shortcuts. For example on an image of a scissors (for cut) she wrote the symbols and letters needed to cut something. In addition to being a great way to connect with other art educators I think Pinterest could be great to use with students. If all the students in an art class created a Pinterest account they could collect a large array of possible projects they find interesting. Something like weekly or monthly students could individually or in a group have to complete one of the projects on Pinterest. They could look at each other's pages for inspiration. It would be a great way to incorporate additional creativity in students. The projects could expand way past fine arts as well. A do it yourself craft or elaborate cooking project could be great ways to get students excited about thinking creatively. A discussion or writing component could be added to the project. If students had to explain why their project was creative or an art form they would be opened up to a new way of thinking. They may begin to start to look at everything with art and creativity in mind.
Here is a tutorial on how to create your Pinterest account!