Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Dec
2
2014

Spending Technology Dollars Wisely

I recently presented a session at the ATCNE (Assistive Technology Conference of New England 2014). There I met many educators with responsibility for purchasing hardware and/or software. They explored the vendor’s technology offerings noting many... More...
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...
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...
Jan
7
2014

Teaching Students about Online Safety: Resources for Teachers and Families

You don’t have to look far to find examples of the importance of talking to students about online safety and digital citizenship. Bullying and gossiping aren’t new behaviors for tweens and teens, but the technology tools at their disposal are. For... 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...
Dec
9
2013

Exploring the PowerUp WHAT WORKS Tech Research Briefs: Teaching Students with Disabilities about Online Safety, What Administrators Need to Know

The integration of technology into the school environment demands that teachers, staff, and students develop what is increasingly being referred to as “digital citizenship.” This means, that in addition to introducing technology as a learning tool,... More...
Nov
11
2013

Perspective from the Field: What can be learned from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) iPad roll out?

Neil Schiavo is a Research Associate at Education Development Center, Inc. He has over 10 years experience developing materials to support the professional learning of teachers and administrators around the country. He has been involved in the... 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...