With over 13 years of international teaching experience, Keri-Lee Beasley is currently the Digital Literacy Coach at United World College of South East Asia, an international baccalaureate world school in Singapore. In coaching on digital literacy, she’s able to make connections with students and teaching staff to make learning more relevant, real-world and engaging. She tries to bring what’s happening in the world into the classroom — whether it’s the plight of Syrian refugees or the earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan — to make learning more meaningful for her students.
Keri-Lee loves empowering students and teachers to create content to share with authentic audiences. And she believes the most versatile tool to empower storytelling is Keynote. “It’s really simple to use, and makes it possible to design anything,” she says. “At the least you can make presentations, but you can also include a film and do audio voiceovers. It’s limitless in terms of its creative potential.”
She models the practice of storytelling and content sharing with her own regular online publications and social media to extend her reach to educators around the globe. “I think of social media in two ways,” she says. “I feel like we have a responsibility to share the learning that’s happening in our classrooms with others so that educators may learn and grow. But we also benefit so much from having that window into other people’s classrooms.”
Explore Keri-Lee’s publications, including a series of books on writing, design and media content, as well as her professional blog-sharing successes and challenges from her own classroom.