Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Apr
11
2018

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 texts... More...
Aug
24
2015

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...
Apr
20
2015

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...
Feb
11
2015

Google Maps to Build Math Skills

I am currently traveling outside of the U.S. in an old city with a zillion winding streets, all of which have names I can’t pronounce. Google Maps has become my best friend. Given that there are multiple ways to spell the same street name,... More...
Jun
30
2014

Using 3D Printing in the Classroom to Engage Students

Once more likely to be found in research institutions and universities, 3D printers are starting to pop up in schools and homes across the country. This new technology has the potential to change the way we teach and learn; from creating models, to... More...
Jun
19
2014

Blended Mathematics Professional Development

I have been using the PowerUp WHAT WORKS website (www.powerupwhatworks.org) to find free and easy-to-use math resources for my blended math PD. Let me set the context. I am a lead trainer for the Michigan Integrated Mathematics Initiative... More...
May
15
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2014: iTooch from EduPad

The fifth EdTech Digest Awards winner we bring to you is... iTooch from EduPad Content Area: All Cost: Free trial, then $4.99-$9.99 for full download Earlier posts from this series: Arcademic Skill... More...
May
5
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Ocean Tracks

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...
Mar
3
2014

Representations of Global Data

During early adolescence, many children develop an active interest in the world around them. Elementary curricula for 4th-6th grade students support this interest through studies of habitats and environments in science classes and world exploration... More...
Feb
19
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2013: Arcademic Skill Builders

Since 2011, EdTech Digest has held an annual awards competition to identify the best new educational technology tools in the ever-changing and developing EdTech market. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting several EdTech Digest Award ... More...