Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
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...
Mar
4
2013

Free Apps You Can Use in Your Classroom Today: More Common Core

If our last list of free Common Core Standards Apps filled you with delight, be sure to check out the ones below, which are sure to make your life easier! Kendall Hunt Common Core Math is designed to implement CCSS in the Kendall Hunt district but... More...
Feb
27
2013

Three Free Apps You Can Use in Your Classroom Today: Common Core for Educators

Technology in your teaching practice helps to create order, organization, and provide invaluable resources. With the new Common Core Standards, here are some apps to reference in creating lesson plans or tracking student progress: Common Core... More...
Feb
26
2013

Resource Roundup: Digital Learning for Educators

Professional development activities—especially those that are collaborative— are resource hungry. Effective teaching resources that have direct application to the Common Core Standards can excite teachers’ imaginations.Below are several resources... More...
Feb
4
2013

Celebrate Digital Learning Day February 6th!

February 6th is the 2nd Annual Digital Learning Day!  From the Digital Learning Day website: Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013, is a national celebration of educators that shines a spotlight on successful instructional... More...
Jan
4
2013

Resource Roundup: Common Core Standards

As states shift towards full integration of the Common Core Standards, educational resources and lesson plans aligned to the Common Core have sprung up around the web. A quick online search for Common Core lesson plans yields an overwhelming number... 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...