9 Educators to Follow on Flipboard This Teacher Appreciation Week

Christel van der Boom / May 6, 2020

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For this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week we want to take a moment to acknowledge nine amazing educators who go above and beyond by curating learning resources for their peers and students.

These role models are charging forward and leading the way in academic enrichment in spite of the challenges posed by COVID-19. They are adapting to distance learning by discovering the best and most effective digital technologies and methods and implementing them into a learning environment.

They also have figured out how to use Flipboard, not only to make a difference in their students’ lives but also to support their peers as they look to develop creative ways to engage their students remotely. Our editorial team is featuring in “Today,” and we wanted to share a little more about these inspiring educators.

1. Josh Allen: Josh Allen is a Nebraska-based Technology Integration Specialist at Lewis Central Community School who’s committed to finding and bringing the best technology to his pupils. Among his eclectic mix of Flipboard Magazines is an emphasis on how Google apps, iPads, Flipboard and other digital resources can be used for education.

2. Linda Bernstein: Linda Bernstein is a natural raconteur who teaches social media, journalism and writing at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Her Flipboard Magazines feature diverse themes that include everything from chocolate to Women’s History Month to tiny vintage trailers. For English or literature teachers, her “Shakespeare 101” magazine is a great resource.  

3. Coach William Jeffery: “Coach Jeffery” is an award-winning digital learning educator and assistant principal at Columbia High School in Texas. His tech pedagogy continues to drive him to curate educational content on Flipboard that highlights teaching strategies, ed tech and ways to improve student success. He recently started co-hosting the “Flipboard EDU Podcast” as yet another way to share resources with his peers.

4. Clay Reisler: Working within the Pulaski Community School District in Wisconsin, Clay assists teachers with instructional design and stresses technology integration into the classroom. He sees Flipboard as “an amazing personal and professional resource for discovering and organizing digital content,” and the 21 magazines he curates are proof of that. 

5.Michael James: As a senior Ancient History teacher at Toowoomba Grammar School in Queensland, Australia, Michael is a bona fide history buff. The passionate and dedicated educator aims to immerse his students in eras past with his collection of 30 Flipboard Magazines on world history.

6. Liz Cho: The Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School in South Korea, Liz Cho believes no one should ever stop learning. As a lifelong learner and an international school educator, Liz leads her students by example. She challenges her English class to examine and reflect how language and literature are interconnected to identity, taboos and gender roles.

7. Wesley Fryer: Aside from being the Digital Literacy teacher at Casady School in Oklahoma City and author of the “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” book series, Wesley Fryer is an accomplished digital storyteller. He focuses on new ways to incorporate digital technologies into the classroom and helps learners “show what they know” with multimedia. 

8.Mary Huffcutt The Dean of Academic Affairs at McDonell Area Catholic Schools in Chippewa Falls, WI, curates no less than 66 Flipboard Magazines. The majority of them serve an educational purpose and support teachers or students. She recently started to collect resources for remote teaching in “COVID-19 Education.” 

9. Bret Biørnstad: This 5th grade teacher at Fishers Landing Elementary in Evergreen Public School District, Vancouver, WA, shares his knowledge from over 20 years teaching on his blog, Ripples. He also curates 27 different educational Flipboard Magazines, on topics like math, English and learning strategies. Sometimes I find great stuff and rather than keeping it to myself I decided to share my finds with you,” Bret said of his curation strategy.

Please head over to our educator hub, FlipEDU on Flipboard, to find their magazines, along with many others curated by inspiring teachers.  

If you are an educator who used Flipboard, we’d love to hear from you. Tweet us using hashtag #FlipEDU or email us at flipedu@flipboard.com.

— Christel is curating “Happiness