Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Sep
26
2013

Perspective from the Field: The Myth of the Digital Native

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...
Jun
10
2013

Teaching Science and Writing with Technology

By teaching writing within the context of science instruction, you will be able to address three of the key shifts recommended by ELA CCSS. You can (1) build your students’ knowledge of science concepts, (2) ground their writing in evidence from... More...
Mar
21
2013

Should You Be Teaching Your Students How to Code?

What does it mean for your students to be computer literate? Is it enough for our students to simply know how to use a computer, or should they be able to also ”get under the hood?”  Educators across the country and around the... More...
Mar
14
2013

More Pi Day Fun – Host a Pi Battle!

Ready for your Pi Battle? Memorize the digits of Pi with these free apps for iOS and Android: Pi Trainer App on Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teinproductions.tein.pitrainer Learn Pi Free App: https://itunes.apple.... More...
Mar
12
2013

Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is just around the corner! It’s a fun and exciting way to engage your students with mathematics and the world around them—with technology. There are a number of great resources and ideas online for celebrating Pi Day, from the silly to the... More...
Feb
14
2013

Meeting the Common Core Standards with Technology Tools: Geocaching!

The Common Core Standards call for a decided shift in the way we teach mathematics, with an increased focus on procedural skill, conceptual fluency, and the ability to flexibly apply math knowledge to new situations and problems, both inside and... More...
Jan
4
2013

Resource Roundup: Common Core Standards

As states shift towards full integration of the Common Core Standards, educational resources and lesson plans aligned to the Common Core have sprung up around the web. A quick online search for Common Core lesson plans yields an overwhelming number... More...
Dec
13
2012

Are 3D Printers the “Next Big Thing” in Education?

You may have started to recently hear a lot about 3D printers; with prices dropping, more high schools and universities are purchasing 3D printers for use with their students. It may not be long before elementary and middle schools follow suit.... More...
Nov
26
2012

3 Free Apps that You Can Use in Your Classroom Today: Math

Apps and animations can be a great way to teach math, because you provide students with a visual representation of a concept that they can see, hear, and in some cases, touch and manipulate. Pearl Diver HD (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) – Learn the... More...
Nov
2
2012

Left to Right: Integrating Technology and the Election in Your Classroom

As November approaches, we are surrounded by tons of resources and information related to the upcoming election. Between the news, rallies, debates, and even bumper stickers, political stories are everywhere this time of year, so... More...