Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
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...
Aug
30
2013

Tips and Tools for the Classroom: Class Blogs

Using blogs in your classroom? Blogging with your students can be a great way of motivating reluctant writers, tracking ongoing progress in writing skills, and teaching students the basics of html and online etiquette.  Learn more about the... More...
Aug
29
2013

To Do for the New School Year: Start Blogging!

From cooking blogs to travel blogs, there is a blog on every topic—written by every kind of person, young and old. Why not your students? Writing blogs can help increase motivation for writing and help your students learn how to adapt their texts... More...
Jun
10
2013

Teaching Science and Writing with Technology

By teaching writing within the context of science instruction, you will be able to address three of the key shifts recommended by ELA CCSS. You can (1) build your students’ knowledge of science concepts, (2) ground their writing in evidence from... More...
Apr
17
2013

Create Your Own Interactives!

Looking for ways to incorporate interactive media into your lesson, but are short on time? These three tools can have you creating an interactive resource for your students to explore in minutes. Providing your students with multiple representations... More...
Feb
26
2013

Resource Roundup: Digital Learning for Educators

Professional development activities—especially those that are collaborative— are resource hungry. Effective teaching resources that have direct application to the Common Core Standards can excite teachers’ imaginations.Below are several resources... More...
Dec
28
2012

Write Your Own Textbook!

A good first step in Powering Up your classroom is to make reading and writing more accessible for all students. Bring UDL principles into your lesson planning to ensure students are using technology tools to Represent information in multiple... More...
Dec
16
2012

Tablets are Everywhere – How Will You Use Them in Your Classroom?

With the cheaper iPad Mini and a wide variety of Android tablets now available, as well as newer budget-friendly tablets coming onto the market, more classrooms have access to some kind of tablet. Is your school using tablets? If so, do you... More...