Bring the TextBook to Life! Tornadoes

Sharing Stories About Schools

If you've ever gone to school in the Midwest, you've probably experienced the threat of a tornado. Students at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa lived through one on May 25, 2008.

Corey Goetsch, a teacher and coach at the high school in Pakersburg, IA documented the story of the rebuilding of the school through an interactive image and shared it through the ThingLink Creative Challenge, Show Us Your School. It serves as a comprehensive collection of personal content to document this catastrophic event. 

Rebuilding of Aplington-Pakersburg High School

Please explore the story of the rebuilding of Aplington-Pakersburg High School, with an added title page that has been remixed to introduce the story by highlighting an award-winning documentary by student Matthew Wicks. Use the arrow to advance to the next page to explore Corey's complete interactive image.

Sharing Stories About Schools

Every school has a story. ThingLink helps you tell stories through text, images and rich media like never before. Students connect with the content as they create, remix and capture learning as it happens. They can express themselves through text and images to support their ideas and demonstrate learning across all grade levels and curriculum areas. ThingLink for Education helps students and educators develop 21st Century Skills and enrich their enthusiasm for learning.

Show Us Your School

Explore the schools who have joined our journey and placed themselves on our interactive map. Join the ThingLink Classroom Creative Challenge to tell your story and Show Us Your School!