Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.

May
7
2014

Free, Online Webinar Series to Celebrate May as Ed Tech Month

The Learning Revolution Project, created by Steve Hargadon, and PowerUp WHAT WORKS are teaming up to host a special webinar series to celebrate Ed Tech Month during the month of May. This free, online five part webinar series will focus on... More...
May
5
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Ocean Tracks

Neil Schiavo is a Research Associate at Education Development Center, Inc. He has over 10 years experience developing materials to support the professional learning of teachers and administrators around the country. He has been involved in the... More...
Apr
25
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Integrating Technology into Classroom Instruction

Robin Negrete is a Spanish and Math Intervention teacher at Team Academy, a K-6 charter school in Waseca, Minnesota. As one of the first teachers to have iPads and a smartboard for classroom instruction, she taught herself how to use these digital... More...
Apr
15
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2014: Educade

The fourth EdTech Digest Awards Winner we bring to you is... Educade Content Area: All Cost: Free Earlier posts from this series: Arcademic Skill Builders, Learnist, BoomWriter   Educade is a new website, produced by GameDesk, which provides... More...
Apr
7
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Using PowerUp for Professional Development

Cindy Gould, who is currently teaching reading at North Scituate Elementary School in Rhode Island, considers herself a teacher leader who strives to impact both teaching and learning.  She has written standards-based lessons for the Rhode Island... More...
Apr
1
2014

Using Socrative for Formative Assessments

Innovative teachers use formative assessments to know what each student is thinking.  In my own work as a teacher of K-12 students and as someone who works directly with teachers and administrators, I have struggled to balance the demands of... More...
Mar
24
2014

Customized PD Playlist

We typically think of a playlist as a list of music you personally enjoy—mine includes a slew of Beatles songs.  What’s in yours? Not surprisingly, the concept of the playlist has now migrated to the classroom.  A current article in Education Week’s... More...
Mar
20
2014

Repeated Reading: From Fluency Research To Practice

Improving Reading Outcomes for Students with or at Risk for Reading Disabilities is a “hot-off-the-press” report issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science (Connor, Alberto, Compton, and O’Connor, 2014). The report... More...
Mar
18
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2013: BoomWriter

The third Ed Tech Digest Awards winner we bring to you is: BoomWriter Earlier posts from this series: Arcademic Skill Builders, Learnist Features for Differentiation: Multimedia presentations Content area: ELA Cost: Free or subscription BoomWriter... More...
Mar
6
2014

Formative Assessment Cycle

Eric Karnowski has worked at Education Development Center since 2000 on both curriculum development and professional development for mathematics and science teachers. For the past several years, he has been working with middle school mathematics... More...