Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Sep
28
2018

PD On the Go: Tech Tips from Teachers - Formative Assessment Apps

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. On this week’s PD On the Go, listen to Emily Tombes, a second grade teacher, discuss how she uses technology-enhanced formative assessment in her... More...
Sep
5
2018

Empower Paraeducators in Your School with PowerUp PD

Paraeducators and other education support professionals (ESPs) have a critical role to play in your plans to integrate technology practices and universal design for learning (UDL) to improve teaching and learning. Working side-by-side with classroom... More...
Jun
20
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 5 PowerUp Blog Posts for Administrators

To wrap up the school year, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for district and school administrators. Click on the links below to check our five most popular blog posts for administrators from the... More...
Jun
13
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 10 PowerUp Blog Posts for Teachers

As the school year ends, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for teachers. Topics ranged from tips to create digitally accessible documents, to strategies for making challenging STEM concepts more... More...
May
25
2018

PD on the Go: Virtual Reality in Education

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Immersive virtual reality (VR) is transforming the way educational content is delivered. Not only does VR present the content in an engaging,... More...
May
23
2018

Connecting Silos to Enhance Your District’s Tech Initiatives

As discussed in our previous blog post, ongoing communication and collaboration across “silos” (i.e., departments and levels of the system) is critical to foster coordinated implementation of technology in your district.  Follow these 5 steps to... More...
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...
Apr
25
2018

Professional Development Supports to Differentiate Instruction Using Technology

The 2017 National Educational Technology Plan explains that “professional learning and development programs should transition to support and develop educators’ identities as fluent users of technology; creative and collaborative problem solvers; and... More...
Mar
12
2018

How to Create Accessible Microsoft Word Documents

You know it is important to create documents accessible to all users, but where do you begin? What tools should you use? Creating accessible documents may seem overwhelming, but fortunately there are small changes you can make, including the use of... More...