Mrs. Tenkely

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation Teacher/ Technology integration specialist
Location Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Introduction I wasn’t always the computer geek I am today…I kind of fell into the computer teacher roll 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.
Interests Shopping (I'm a pro), scrapbooking, golf, bookstores, reading, my cute puppy (have you seen her!!), walks with my hubby (puppy too), sunsets, chocolate (not white, that is so doesn't count), romantic comedies, laughing until it hurts, traveling, getting a new cooking magazine in the mail, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and Williams and Sanoma, model homes, parade of homes, furniture stores, new car smell, clean car, clean house (okay, so I'm a little OCD but is that so bad?) organizing (so much fun!), family, friends, emails, Migun, steak and mashed potatoes (lots of mashed potatoes), Migun, chocolate (I know but it really is that good), hugs and cuddles, cologne, new purse, Christmas, swimming, sunshine in the morning, sleeping in, puppy licks, coconut ice cream, Akumal, Lenordsly Garden, clean puppy, pictures, Nooma, Rob Bell sermons, Dave Ramsey, Hob Nobs, Apple, iPhone, Google, shoes, puppies, Pixar, HGTV, Home Depot, Israel, family, friends
Favorite Movies Anything Pixar! currently Wall-e is at the top of the heap. Other than that I am always down for a comedy! Favorite TV Shows: The Office, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Top Gear, anything HGTV
Favorite Books Francine Rivers "Redeeming Love" You HAVE to read this! So so good! Anything Lori Wick, Kristin Billerbeck, Robin Jones Gunn Sappy love stories, happy ending of course! The sappier the better :-) Velvet Elvis- Rob Bell Sex God- Rob Bell...awesome Blue Like Jazz Provocations- Kierkegaard Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bible The Case for Faith God Wants to Save Christians