How I Use It
Students can peruse through boards in different categories or create their own. This would be a place for students to look at areas that interest them personally. Boards can include websites, images with explanations, videos, or text. For classroom use, I would use it in two ways. First I would have students do research on a topic and then look for the same topic on Learnist to compare/contrast the value of the resources. Second, I would have students create their own boards as a persuasive argument tool. The resources and explanations would be used to explain their argument.
The site itself is relatively easy to set up and use. You do have to have an email address to set up an account, so that would prevent many from being able to create boards. One of the nice features is that you can search for images or videos from within the site. Unfortunately, the results are very limited. The tool isn't the best for more than just a small amount of information due the the layout, and is a limiting choice for student creation.