Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
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
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...
Jan
27
2014

Welcome to Focus on Fractions: Using PowerUp in the Context of a Unit on Fractions

Interested in how you can incorporate the instructional strategies and technology practices from PowerUp into your teaching? Join us for our Focus on Fractions series!  Mastering fractions is a challenging, yet indispensable, topic in the... More...
Dec
20
2013

Using Virtual Manipulatives in Your Classroom

Have you considered bringing technology into your math instruction, but been left wondering how to do that constructively? Using virtual manipulatives is the perfect starting point! You can begin with simple graphical representations of math... More...
Dec
16
2013

Bring Video Into Your Classroom: Estimation, Median, and Wisdom of the Crowds

Looking for a fun way to get your students learning about estimation, averages, means, and medians? Check out NOVA’s ScienceNow video on the “Wisdom of the Crowds” phenomenon. “Wisdom of the Crowds” was discovered by statistician Francis Galton in... More...
Dec
12
2013

Follow PowerUp on Pinterest!

Are you following PowerUp on Pinterest? In addition to all of our great resources,  we regularly add cool tools, free apps, and interactive learning sites to our Pinterest boards. We've also created boards linked to each of our 17 Instructional... More...
Dec
10
2013

Join the Hour of Code!

Ever thought about teaching your students to code, but weren't sure how to start? Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-13) is a GREAT time to try it out!  Join in the "Hour of Code" and take advantage of free lessons and tutorials that... More...
Nov
19
2013

CEM Webinar Highlights Tools for Meeting the Common Core State Standards: Illustrative Mathematics

One of the most comprehensive offerings to help teachers meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that was presented during Connected Educator Month 2013 was Illustrative Mathematics. Illustrative Mathematics provides an excellent set of... More...
Nov
4
2013

Finding the right technology for your classroom with the TechMatrix

As you explore PowerUp WHAT WORKS, you'll find many suggestions for ways to incorporate technology tools and supports into your teaching. From using virtual manipulatives in math to using embedded supports to help students create rich and engaging... More...
Oct
12
2013

Perspective from the Field: What is the value of virtual field trips?

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...