Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Oct
29
2013

Join us this afternoon for our fifth and final Connected Educator Month webinar!

Join us this afternoon at 3:30 pm ET for our fifth webinar for Connected Educator Month - Planning for Effective Schoolwide Technology Implementation to meet the Common Core State Standards!  Click here to join our webinar: https://plus.... 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
24
2013

Getting Started with Twitter

Of the many social media tools available, Twitter is perhaps the most useful for the connected educator. It is easy to get started, easy to use, and requires little time to maintain. Twitter allows users to publish their thoughts and ideas online in... More...
Oct
14
2013

School Leadership Taking on Tech: Connected Educators Month 2013

A key component of Powering Up your school is planning and designing engaging and responsive professional learning activities. The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Professional Development (PD) Facilitator Guide provides suggestions and ideas for moving beyond... 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...
Oct
3
2013

PowerUp What Works Presents for Connected Educators Month

PowerUp What Works is proud to join the list of over 240 events planned for Connected Educators Month! Don’t worry if you already have a full schedule; PowerUp will be offering five different dates to attend the presentation. Follow this... More...
Oct
1
2013

Are You a Connected Educator?

October is Connected Educator Month! Connected Educator Month is an initiative started last year by the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, which aims to energize and support the growing community of... 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...