Instructional Technology Tidbits from you ITS

The Times Are A-Changin'

A fun look at how quickly our world is changing! Blockbuster went from 60,000 employees in 2004 to bankrupt in 2010. Technology is changing our lives so fast! We now have Netflix, Hulu, Redbox, Amazon and so much more!

"We're changing the world with technology." - Bill Gates
Blockbuster Offers Glimpse Of Movie Renting Past

VSTE Conference

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education conference will be held December 6-8 in Roanoke, Va and I am so excited to get to this year. Each year VSTE brings cutting edge technology and subject area integration sessions. I cannot wait to see the information, opportunities and activities! I will be promoting what I learn at VSTE when I come back so please look for another newsletter the following week with a VSTE update!


During November, I saw classes at both schools embracing technology! If you are interested in learning more about any of these lessons I'd be happy to share more with you!

-Malibu 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade I LOVE how you do your small groups with technology centers daily!

-4th grade at Malibu completed a weather PhotoStory!

-2nd grade at Malibu did a "nature walk" to find symmetry in nature and then used ShowMe on the iPads to demonstrate their knowledge of the symmetry they found!

-Kindergarten at Windsor Woods is working on shapes using a DefinedSTEM activity and Pixie

-Kindergarten at Windsor Woods had their students review patterning using Pixie

-Kindergarten at Malibu went to the computer lab to have their students work on numbers 1-20

-5th grade at Malibu used AnswerGarden to have their students respond to how a role-play of King & Governor (like Jamestown!) went in their classroom.

-4th grade classes at both schools had the opportunity to Skype with meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler from Wavy 10.

Instructional Technology Specialist

ITS at Malibu Elementary and Windsor Woods Elementary