Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Nov
21
2013

Tech Tip: Add Voice Feedback to Google Docs

Are you using Google Drive with your students? Google Drive is a great tool for seamless cloud-based file storage—including documents, photos, videos, and spreadsheets—that you and your students can access anytime, anywhere. With easy-to-use... 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
17
2013

CEM Webinar: Helping struggling students meet the Math Common Core State Standards

Join us this afternoon at 3:30 pm ET for our second webinar for Connected Educator Month - Helping Struggling Students Meet the Math Common Core State Standards: The Missing Piece!  We'll be hosting a Google Hangout and Q&A on our Google+ page... 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
26
2013

Perspective from the Field: The Myth of the Digital Native

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...
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
15
2013

Use Captions for Literacy!

Do your struggling students avoid text at all costs? Would some of your students rather watch 10 movies than read 10 paragraphs? What if creating a text-rich environment was as simple as clicking a button? One motivating, engaging, and inexpensive... More...