Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Feb
10
2014

Meeting ISTE NETS Tech Standards for Students? PowerUp Can Help!

Is your school focusing on the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)? Looking for ways to help your students meet technology standards? We've put together some of our free resources on teaching with technology to help get you started... 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...
Dec
12
2013

Follow PowerUp on Pinterest!

Are you following PowerUp on Pinterest? In addition to all of our great resources,  we regularly add cool tools, free apps, and interactive learning sites to our Pinterest boards. We've also created boards linked to each of our 17 Instructional... 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...
Nov
4
2013

Finding the right technology for your classroom with the TechMatrix

As you explore PowerUp WHAT WORKS, you'll find many suggestions for ways to incorporate technology tools and supports into your teaching. From using virtual manipulatives in math to using embedded supports to help students create rich and engaging... More...
Oct
25
2013

To Do: Start a Google Hangout

If you’ve attended one of PowerUp WHAT WORKS’ Connected Educator Month webinars—or one of the other 500+ CEM events going on in the month of October—then you’ve already been introduced to Google Hangouts as a viewer. If you didn’t get a chance to... 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
4
2013

PowerUp Your Use of Classroom Video with TED

We’ve all been there: searching the endless labyrinth that is YouTube for educational material that is great for our students. When we find that perfect video, it’s a treat for our students, and gives us a way to expose our students to information... More...
Sep
19
2013

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Into Your Classroom: Texting for Learning

For many students, especially from middle school upward, texting is a part of everyday life. As a teacher, you may see texting in class as an unwelcome distraction from learning. Although student mobile devices can certainly be a classroom... 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...