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Virtual Manipulatives: Cool Math Tools to Support Students With Disabilities
The Achievement Gap Continues In our blog post, we discussed the growing number of virtual math tools to support students with disabilities (SWD) in their efforts to close the achievement gap. Unfortunately, according to the latest... More...
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...
STEM Challenge: Questions, Argumentation and Use of Evidence
STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology Knowing how to ask questions and use evidence in arguments is an important part of engaging students in science learning. When students defend or critique a position,... More...
STEM Challenge: Visualization, Representation and Modeling
STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology A lot of science learning involves being able to create representations and models of processes that we are unable to observe with the naked eye. For example, chemistry... More...
STEM Challenge: STEM Literacy, Vocabulary, and Discourse
STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology Students in STEM need to master specific vocabulary and be able to use it in their science writing activities (journals, lab reports, etc.). These skills can be... More...
STEM Challenge: Student Engagement and Identity with Science
Students who can envision themselves as scientists or mathematicians are more likely to pursue STEM coursework beyond middle and high school. Many students with disabilities may struggle to see themselves as STEM professionals. Consider... More...
STEM Challenge: Physically "Doing" Science
STEM for All Challenge: Physically "Doing" Science Physical tasks are an important part of many science lessons, from taking soil samples, mixing chemicals, using Bunsen burners, recording data, and performing dissections. This type of... More...
What Can You Do About the Weather?
You can’t do anything about the weather—EXCEPT, that is, if you are a teacher designing weather-related instructional activities. Then you can build reading, writing, math, and science content and skills by integrating varied tech tool... More...
Graphing and Charting Tools to Meet Diverse Student Needs
PowerUp What Works offers eight math teaching strategies to integrate technology into evidence-based teaching practices. . The ability to read, understand, interpret, and create graphs and charts is critical for all students, especially... More...
Our Top Picks: Apps for Fractions
Fractions are often a difficult concept for students to master. Luckily, there are a lot of great apps that can help! The PowerUp technology experts have put together a list of our favorite, free and low-cost apps that are proven to help struggling... More...
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