Tech Matters

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