5 Tips for How to Best Use Your Pinboard

5 Tips for How to Best Use Your Pinboard

One of the most efficient and effective ways to manage information is a pinboard. The following is just a short list of benefits a pinboard can provide and tips for making the most of your board.

  1. Pinboards are flexible. One of the beautiful things about pinboards is their simplicity. This makes them flexible for many different uses and environments. The most famous place pinboards are implemented in classrooms, but they can be just as effective in the home or office. They can be used to display important dates, manage people and projects, organize schedules; they are incredibly useful for so many different things. Keep in mind that pinboards can also come in many different sizes, so they can be tailored toward whatever environment you want to implement them.
  2. Pinboards should be attention grabbing. Remember that your board is only doing its job if people are looking at it. Obviously the place and purpose of your pinboard will determine what is appropriate, but it can always be appealing. If you are using it in a classroom, fill it with bright colors and buy a nice border. Keeping a theme is also an efficient way to draw attention. There’s plenty of ways to keep your board professional looking if it’s for a workplace too. Anything posted should be in easy to read large print and be organized. And speaking of being attention grabbing, you should…
  3. Regularly update your pinboard. Nothing will create a high level of attention for your board like changing it often. If someone knows that the board is changed frequently, they will be sure to check it often. This allows for it to be an incredibly efficient way to communicate something to everyone. If you leave your board alone for too long, people will stop looking at it very quickly, but there is no reason why it can’t be your primary source of communication.
  4. Pinboards can be interactive. These boards are better suited for frequent posted and reposting. There are a lot of ways that a board can involve their viewers in creative ways. They can serve as a public forum, or they can be how students mark their attendance. Lots of teachers like to post their students’ exceptional work as encouragement. People can make recommendations, requests, inquiries, or simply stay in touch. Unlike whiteboards, pinboards also provide a better sense of permanence. It’s much easier to post something and expect it to be around for days or weeks. If you are planning on using a pinboard for this purpose, you can get one that uses Velcro or felt to avoid wearing them out with constant use.
  5. Pinboards communicate. Remember that at the end of the day, pinboards are used to communicate with people. They can be very useful to make busy schedules more manageable or in corresponding with a large group. Pinboards allow information to be easily accessible and interchangeable. Whether you are using them in the classroom to keep your students interested in reading or in the office to keep your different projects straight or in the home to manage afterschool activities, pinboards are sure to make your life simpler.

 

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