Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
May
16
2018

Silos in Technology Implementation: Common Roadblocks to Success

As described in the first blog of our technology implementation series, Technology Implementation Roadmap: Four Steps to Successful Planning, technology implementation requires thoughtful planning and detailed attention to processes. However, even... More...
Apr
27
2018

PD on the Go: How is Technology Transforming Education?

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Technology is changing the way we get things done and future innovations will continue to push the boundaries and limits of what is possible, especially... More...
Jan
6
2016

What’s New: Transforming Learning with Technology

Let’s visit innovative educational programs where learning is being transformed by technology.  Students around the world are collaborating with researchers, authors, scientists, and public policymakers to expand their learning beyond the classroom... More...
Dec
9
2014

Making Sense of BYOD, One-to-One, Mixed Devices, Laptop Carts and Computer Workstations

We recently posted about spending technology dollars wisely and suggested several steps to take, and resources to use, when planning technology spending. A major consideration to budget planning relates to the technology configuration that reflects... 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...
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...
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
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...