Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.

Mar
3
2014

Representations of Global Data

During early adolescence, many children develop an active interest in the world around them. Elementary curricula for 4th-6th grade students support this interest through studies of habitats and environments in science classes and world exploration... More...
Feb
27
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Helping Teachers in Your School Use PowerUp

Harry Greenwald has worked in the Passaic Public Schools for 16 years. He has been the school technology coordinator at Martin Luther King Jr. Public School 6 since 2000 and participated in the original piloting of PowerUp What Works since its... More...
Feb
19
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2013: Arcademic Skill Builders

Since 2011, EdTech Digest has held an annual awards competition to identify the best new educational technology tools in the ever-changing and developing EdTech market. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting several EdTech Digest Award ... More...
Feb
12
2014

5 Great Twitter Chats for Educators

Twitter chats are an engaging and novel way to expand your professional learning network. Like webinars and workshops, Twitter chats are scheduled for a specific date and time, and focus on a certain topic. Using a unique hashtag, users can follow... More...
Feb
10
2014

Meeting ISTE NETS Tech Standards for Students? PowerUp Can Help!

Is your school focusing on the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)? Looking for ways to help your students meet technology standards? We've put together some of our free resources on teaching with technology to help get you started... More...
Feb
5
2014

Digital Learning Day is Here!

Today is the day! Make sure to go check out Digital Learning Day and make use of the great tools and lesson plans, as well as hundreds of digital learning events put on by digital learning participants all over the country.   Let us know if you... More...
Feb
4
2014

Use SchoolSpeedTest.org to Test Your School’s Internet Speed

Digital learning is an integral and important tool for schools. In order to effectively use technology to enhance instruction, schools must have strong, reliable Internet connectivity, especially in classrooms and learning areas. Curious about the... More...
Feb
3
2014

Digital Learning Day: Get Started with PowerUp’s Favorite Sites for (Free!) Educational Videos

Looking for ways to incorporate more multimedia into your teaching? Searching for that perfect educational video to use with your students? Multimedia can be a fantastic way of engaging students, building background knowledge, and presenting... More...
Feb
2
2014

PD Opportunities in February

Looking for more ways to expand your professional learning? Each month, we’ll highlight a variety of free, online PD opportunities to help you dig deeper into the topics and ideas covered by PowerUp WHAT WORKS. This is just a small... More...
Feb
1
2014

Digital Learning Day 2014 is Coming!

February 5th is the 3rd annual Digital Learning Day! Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012, Digital Learning Day recognizes innovative schools and school districts using technology tools to improve teaching and learning. Visit... More...