Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Jun
12
2014

Lessons Learned about Blended Learning

Brad Neuenhaus is the co-founder of Keys to Literacy. Over his 7 years in education he has focused on developing on and offline materials and processes to support the professional learning of teachers and administrators. His interest is in... More...
Apr
7
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Using PowerUp for Professional Development

Cindy Gould, who is currently teaching reading at North Scituate Elementary School in Rhode Island, considers herself a teacher leader who strives to impact both teaching and learning.  She has written standards-based lessons for the Rhode Island... More...
Mar
24
2014

Customized PD Playlist

We typically think of a playlist as a list of music you personally enjoy—mine includes a slew of Beatles songs.  What’s in yours? Not surprisingly, the concept of the playlist has now migrated to the classroom.  A current article in Education Week’s... 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...
Feb
12
2014

5 Great Twitter Chats for Educators

Twitter chats are an engaging and novel way to expand your professional learning network. Like webinars and workshops, Twitter chats are scheduled for a specific date and time, and focus on a certain topic. Using a unique hashtag, users can follow... More...
Feb
1
2014

Digital Learning Day 2014 is Coming!

February 5th is the 3rd annual Digital Learning Day! Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012, Digital Learning Day recognizes innovative schools and school districts using technology tools to improve teaching and learning. ... More...
Jan
22
2014

Our Favorite Education Blogs

One of our goals on PowerUp WHAT WORKS is to provide teachers and school leaders with strategies, information, tips, and resources related to teaching and learning with technology. Whether here on the blog, on our Pinterest boards, or in the Teach... 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
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
12
2013

Connected Educator Month Webinar Highlights: Learning to #teachtheweb – Great Tools for Production-Centered Design from Common Sense Media and Graphite

In the second of our CEM Webinar Highlights series we turn to online applications that can be used by students to create content for assignments or to present in class. Online applications offer engaging and exciting ways for students to complete... More...