Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Aug
15
2018

Our 5 Favorite Free Math Websites: Virtual Manipulatives

Many students with learning disabilities demonstrate difficulty in developing a conceptual understanding of mathematical topics. Fortunately, virtual math manipulatives allow students to see and interact with math concepts which enables them to... More...
Aug
8
2018

Grow Your Personal Professional Network: Our Favorite Administrators on Twitter

Twitter offers an amazing community to connect with education leaders from around the country. Get started with this list of 10 of our favorite Twitter accounts run by school or district administrators. Alberto Carvalho (@miamisup) is a... More...
Aug
1
2018

Grow Your Personal Professional Network: Blogs and Podcasts for Administrators

Next up, in keeping with the summer theme of helping to grow your professional network, we’re going to transition from a focus on teachers to follow, to a focus on administrators to follow. The list of blogs and podcasts below highlight engaging and... More...
Jul
25
2018

Grow Your Professional Network: Our Favorite Twitter Accounts for Teachers

Want to up your edtech game next year? Spend some time this summer growing your professional learning network! Get started with this list of 10 of our favorite Twitter accounts for teachers. Matthew Lynch (@lynch39083) is editor of The... More...
Jul
18
2018

Grow Your Personal Professional Network: Blogs and Podcasts for Teachers

This summer our blog posts are going to focus on helping to grow your professional network. Learn new strategies, find inspiration, and connect with each other! Check out the list of blogs and podcasts listed below that are geared to support... More...
Jul
11
2018

The Future of Assistive Technology – Where Might We Be Going Next?

Think about the types of technology your students (and you!) were using just 10 years ago. What did assistive technology (AT) look like? What is possible now that wasn’t possible then? What might be possible in the next 5 years? The last decade has... More...
Jun
27
2018

What Does Transformative Technology Mean for Special Education?

Technology is transforming education. Teaching and learning have changed rapidly as technology has advanced, and will continue to change in ways we can scarcely imagine today. The 2017 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets forth a vision... More...
Jun
20
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 5 PowerUp Blog Posts for Administrators

To wrap up the school year, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for district and school administrators. Click on the links below to check our five most popular blog posts for administrators from the... More...
Jun
13
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 10 PowerUp Blog Posts for Teachers

As the school year ends, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for teachers. Topics ranged from tips to create digitally accessible documents, to strategies for making challenging STEM concepts more... More...
Jun
6
2018

Using Data to Drive Continuous Improvement

As we addressed in our previous blog post, conducting evaluations of your technology initiatives is critical to make sure that you’re on target to meet your goals. Evaluations also form the basis of a cycle of continuous improvement – allowing your... More...