Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Jun
13
2014

Year End Roundup: Top 15 PowerUp Blog Posts

As the school year draws to a close, we’re reflecting back a year’s worth of fantastic, high quality resources and teaching strategies. We've covered many topics, including how to use Twitter to grow your Professional Learning Network, the value of... More...
May
19
2014

Our Favorite 3 Free* Tools for Vocabulary Learning – Context Clues

Good readers automatically use a number of strategies when they encounter unfamiliar words, including the use of context clues. For students who struggle with reading, these strategies may not come as readily and they need direct and explicit... More...
May
15
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2014: iTooch from EduPad

The fifth EdTech Digest Awards winner we bring to you is... iTooch from EduPad Content Area: All Cost: Free trial, then $4.99-$9.99 for full download Earlier posts from this series: Arcademic Skill... More...
Apr
15
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2014: Educade

The fourth EdTech Digest Awards Winner we bring to you is... Educade Content Area: All Cost: Free Earlier posts from this series: Arcademic Skill Builders, Learnist, BoomWriter   ... More...
Apr
7
2014

Perspectives from the Field: Using PowerUp for Professional Development

Cindy Gould, who is currently teaching reading at North Scituate Elementary School in Rhode Island, considers herself a teacher leader who strives to impact both teaching and learning.  She has written standards-based lessons for the Rhode Island... More...
Apr
1
2014

Using Socrative for Formative Assessments

Innovative teachers use formative assessments to know what each student is thinking.  In my own work as a teacher of K-12 students and as someone who works directly with teachers and administrators, I have struggled to balance the demands of... More...
Mar
20
2014

Repeated Reading: From Fluency Research To Practice

Improving Reading Outcomes for Students with or at Risk for Reading Disabilities is a “hot-off-the-press” report issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science (Connor, Alberto, Compton, and O’Connor, 2014). The report... More...
Mar
18
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2013: BoomWriter

The third Ed Tech Digest Awards winner we bring to you is: BoomWriter Earlier posts from this series: Arcademic Skill Builders, Learnist Features for Differentiation: Multimedia presentations Content area... More...
Mar
6
2014

Formative Assessment Cycle

Eric Karnowski has worked at Education Development Center since 2000 on both curriculum development and professional development for mathematics and science teachers. For the past several years, he has been working with middle school mathematics... More...
Feb
19
2014

EdTech Digest Awards 2013: Arcademic Skill Builders

Since 2011, EdTech Digest has held an annual awards competition to identify the best new educational technology tools in the ever-changing and developing EdTech market. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting several EdTech Digest Award ... More...