Tech Tidbits from your ITS {2016-2017 v.6}

Teach Like a Pirate Book Study

Who: Malibu and Windsor Woods

What: Teach Like a Pirate Book Study and Snapchat Reflections

Where: Snapchat

When: Coming soon to a school near you!


1. Read Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess

2. Reflect on the chapters with a Snapchat to the group members!

3. PD points will be awarded for your participation in the reflections

4. Have fun and grow your PLN working with teachers at another school!

Interested? Let me know by filling out the form below!

Let's Collaborate!

Check out my collaboration schedule. Let's get together and make some plans for your upcoming lessons.

Are your kids utilizing the Google tools? Want to take that work deeper?

What formative assessments can we utilize to engage students? What can the computer help out with by grading for you?

Digital Citizenship Week October 16-22

Digital Citizenship is a discussion that should continue year round, and Digital Citizenship Week is a great time to remind students about acting thinking critically, behaving safely, and acting responsibly online.

Checkout some of the great resources available from Common Sense Media and Be Social, Be Smart, Be Safe from VBCPS.

If you're not sure about where to start a conversation, I'd be happy to help! I have a Breakout activity for grades 3-5 and a Kahoot activity for K-2.

October is Connected Educators Month

The Department of Teaching and Learning along with the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation have created an online guide to different networking tools available to Virginia Beach educators. I am here to support you as you try a new tool during Connected Educator Month and throughout the year.

Check out the Connected Educators Guide and let me know how I can help you get started with any of these! I’d love to see you attempt three of these before the end of the month!

I’d recommend simple starts such as

  • Tweeting something you are doing in your classroom and tagging @MalibuESVB or @WIndsorWoodsES in your post
  • Join a Google+ Professional Learning Network
  • Create a professional Pinterest Board and share it with your peers
  • Attend the #VBEdchat on Twitter this month
  • Create and collaborate on a lesson plan and/or activity using the collaborative Google Tools

Jamie Frederick

Instructional Technology Specialist

Malibu Elementary & Windsor Woods Elementary

My Schedule