Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Sep
5
2018

Empower Paraeducators in Your School with PowerUp PD

Paraeducators and other education support professionals (ESPs) have a critical role to play in your plans to integrate technology practices and universal design for learning (UDL) to improve teaching and learning. Working side-by-side with classroom... More...
Jul
11
2018

The Future of Assistive Technology – Where Might We Be Going Next?

Think about the types of technology your students (and you!) were using just 10 years ago. What did assistive technology (AT) look like? What is possible now that wasn’t possible then? What might be possible in the next 5 years? The last decade has... More...
Jun
13
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 10 PowerUp Blog Posts for Teachers

As the school year ends, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for teachers. Topics ranged from tips to create digitally accessible documents, to strategies for making challenging STEM concepts more... More...
May
25
2018

PD on the Go: Virtual Reality in Education

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Immersive virtual reality (VR) is transforming the way educational content is delivered. Not only does VR present the content in an engaging,... More...
May
11
2018

PD on the Go: The Power of Inclusive Education

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. In this video, Dan Habib from the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, talks about the power of inclusive technology and universal... More...
May
4
2018

PD on the Go: Every Kid Needs a Champion

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Having a tough teaching day? Get inspired by Rita Pearson as she talks about the importance of connection between teachers and students and the impact... More...
Mar
30
2018

PD on the Go: What is Universal Design for Learning?

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Personalized instruction encourages students to drive their understanding by choosing a method of engagement from a menu of options. Hear... More...
Mar
28
2018

Creating Mental Images: Visualizing to Improve Understanding in all Content Areas

What is visualizing?   Visualizing text means forming mental pictures of the text that is being read. Skilled readers use visualization to imagine or construct a picture of the topic the author is discussing. However, this can be... More...
Mar
20
2018

STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology

Thanks to more accessible technologies and a nationwide effort to engage underrepresented populations in STEM fields, more students with disabilities than ever are pursuing careers in science and engineering. However, many students with disabilities... More...
Mar
19
2018

10 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Accessibility

“Supports to make learning accessible should be built into learning software and hardware by default…Modern public buildings include features such as ramps, automatic doors, or braille on signs to make them accessible by everyone. In the same way,... More...