Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
May
16
2018

Silos in Technology Implementation: Common Roadblocks to Success

As described in the first blog of our technology implementation series, Technology Implementation Roadmap: Four Steps to Successful Planning, technology implementation requires thoughtful planning and detailed attention to processes. However, even... More...
May
9
2018

Technology Implementation Roadmap: Four Steps to Successful Planning

Successful technology implementation does not happen overnight. The key to success starts with the planning process to identify where you are and where you want to go to accomplish your technology goals. This process is critical and requires a plan... More...
Jan
14
2015

Personal Learning Networks: Finding Curated Content

Image Credit: EduBlog How do you find high-quality content for your Personal Learning Network? Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) supports your professional development, as a teacher, PD facilitator, teacher... More...
Dec
2
2014

Spending Technology Dollars Wisely

I recently presented a session at the ATCNE (Assistive Technology Conference of New England 2014). There I met many educators with responsibility for purchasing hardware and/or software. They explored the vendor’s technology offerings noting many... More...
Feb
27
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Helping Teachers in Your School Use PowerUp

Harry Greenwald has worked in the Passaic Public Schools for 16 years. He has been the school technology coordinator at Martin Luther King Jr. Public School 6 since 2000 and participated in the original piloting of PowerUp What Works since its... More...
Dec
30
2013

PD Opportunities in January

Looking for more ways to expand your professional learning? Each month, we’ll highlight a variety of free, online PD opportunities to help you dig deeper into the topics and ideas covered by PowerUp WHAT WORKS. This is just a small... More...
Dec
9
2013

Exploring the PowerUp WHAT WORKS Tech Research Briefs: Teaching Students with Disabilities about Online Safety, What Administrators Need to Know

The integration of technology into the school environment demands that teachers, staff, and students develop what is increasingly being referred to as “digital citizenship.” This means, that in addition to introducing technology as a learning tool,... More...
Dec
3
2013

PowerUp to Present at the Learning Forward Conference in Dallas, TX

The PowerUp WHAT WORKS team is delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the Learning Forward Conference, held from December 7th-11th in Dallas, Texas.  Representing PowerUp, Dr. Judith Zorfass will lead two round table sessions on... More...
Nov
11
2013

Perspective from the Field: What can be learned from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) iPad roll out?

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...
Nov
5
2013

View PowerUp's CEM 2013 Webinars on Your Own Time

In case you didn't get a chance to watch our Webinars live for Connected Educator Month 2013, we've archived each of them, here, so that you can watch them on your own time. Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Michael McGarrah for helping to... More...