Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
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...