Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Jun
19
2013

CCSS Partners in Learning: Technology and Poetry

Can the the ELA CCSS inform the teaching of poetry? Does technology have a place in teaching poetry? The answer to both questions is a resounding “YES.” In terms of the CCSS, students must be able to determine the theme poem, as well as... 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...
Feb
13
2013

Three Free Apps You Can Use in Your Classroom Today: Writing

The writing process has three key steps: prewriting, drafting, and reviewing. Educators can check out PUWW resources in our content area sections for tips on instructional practices. To help students practice all aspects of writing, check out these... More...