Name: Kelly Tenkely

Teaching History: 1 year as a 2nd grade classroom teacher, 7 years as a k-5 technology specialist/teacher. 5 years as a technology integration specialist offering mentoring, training, and professional development.

Current Work: I am not in the classroom, you can learn more about that decision here.  In the year I was out of the classroom, I offered freelance technology training, social media consulting, professional development, curriculum design, and technology integration consulting, virtual classroom. If you are interested in working with me, you can contact me here.

In 2011 I started my own school, Anastasis Academy.  I believe that education needs a reinvention.  Anastasis is my dream of what education can and should be.

In 2010 I created the Learning Genome Project.  I am currently seeking funding for this project that will make personalized learning available to children all over the world.

I wasn’t always the computer geek I am today…I kind of fell into the computer teacher role and found out that I love it and that I have a passion for technology (particularly Apple!!) who knew?  My goal is to help teachers fall in love with technology the way that their students have.  I believe that technology reaches students in a way that few other mediums can.  It ignites a fire, a desire to learn, and gives them the ability to express themselves in meaningful ways.  I have never had a student who didn’t love my class…I am a good teacher but I am not THAT good, what they love is using technology to learn.   So with that in mind, I set out to give teachers a resource where they could find easy-to-implement ideas for using technology in their own classrooms.  I hope that iLearn Technology is a great resource for teachers but also that they would find even one piece of technology that they are passionate about.  I have found in my own technology walk, all it took was one really great website (www.starfall.com) and I was hooked.  My belief is that technology meets students needs, engages them, and helps them to be the best learner they can be.

Promethean Certified Trainer

DEN Star

My Digital Footprint


iLearn Technology

Dreams of Education

Stories of Learning

iPad Curriculum

Stand Again

Confident Teacher

Websites: Tenkely.org



Internet Safety

2010 Olympics


LinkedIn: Kelly Tenkely

Twitter: ktenkely

YouTube: ktenkely

Facebook: iLearn Technology

Freelance articles:

Top 10 Technology Tips for New Teachers

10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports

15 Tools to Help You Go Paperless

5 Best Virtual Field Trips

A Day in the Life of an Elementary Computer Teacher/Technology Integration Specialist

Use the Technology Available to You

It’s Not All About the Technology

Lessons Learned from Master Teachers


Edublog award winner 2009

ISTE 10 21st Century Classroom (Part 1 and 2) EDTECH: Focus on K-12

Cool Teacher Podcast Interview 2009

Game Classroom Top Educator

Scholastic Plug into Generation IM interview

Education.com Article: How Should Schools be Using Tech to Teach?

Tech Chick Tips Episode 45

Leading and Learning: Blogger’s Beat


Edublogger Alliance Network

Project PLN

Reform Symposium Virtual Conference (organizer 2010, 2011)

ACSI Conference Speaker (2008)

Starrmatica 50 States Contest Judge (2010)

Colorado Podcast Summit (2008)

EduCon (2011)

Adams 12 (2010, 2011)

Corporate Mentions of iLearn Technology

Secret Builders



Smithsonian: Picturing the 30’s






July 9, 2008