Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Oct
29
2013

Join us this afternoon for our fifth and final Connected Educator Month webinar!

Join us this afternoon at 3:30 pm ET for our fifth webinar for Connected Educator Month - Planning for Effective Schoolwide Technology Implementation to meet the Common Core State Standards!  Click here to join our webinar: https://plus.... More...
Oct
24
2013

Getting Started with Twitter

Of the many social media tools available, Twitter is perhaps the most useful for the connected educator. It is easy to get started, easy to use, and requires little time to maintain. Twitter allows users to publish their thoughts and ideas online in... More...
Oct
14
2013

School Leadership Taking on Tech: Connected Educators Month 2013

A key component of Powering Up your school is planning and designing engaging and responsive professional learning activities. The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Professional Development (PD) Facilitator Guide provides suggestions and ideas for moving beyond... More...
Oct
8
2013

Starting a 1-to-1 Initiative

One of the major decisions school leaders must make when considering advancing technology integration in the schools is how to provide the best technology access to students. An attractive option for many is the 1-to-1 initiative, meaning each... More...
Oct
1
2013

Are You a Connected Educator?

October is Connected Educator Month! Connected Educator Month is an initiative started last year by the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, which aims to energize and support the growing community of... More...
Sep
24
2013

Taking Professional Development Online: Does It Measure Up?

What did you do online today? From meeting new people to paying your bills, to buying a book, to looking for a new home, many activities that we once associated with physical spaces are now being conducted from the comfort of our living rooms. How... More...
Sep
3
2013

Are You Prepared to Teach with Technology?

Ready for a tech-rich school year?  An eSchool News article published last spring, "Aspiring teachers ill-prepared to use ed tech effectively", presented results from a survey on teacher preparedness to use technology in the classroom.... More...
Jan
17
2013

Creative Solutions to Technology Funding

Suppose you’ve found a specific technology resource for your classroom but you lack the funds to make a desired purchase? When confronted with a cost barrier, there are helpful resources you can use to still access available funds: ... More...
Nov
13
2012

Professional Development in 140 Characters: Getting Started with Twitter for PD

When it comes to professional development, sometimes the best approach is a collaborative one; teachers and administrators sharing what works and helping each other succeed. PowerUp WHAT WORKS can help you work together and plan with other educators... More...