Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Jan
29
2014

Focus on Fractions: Lessons in Action

Interested in how you can incorporate the instructional strategies and technology practices from PowerUp into your teaching? Join us for our “Focus on Fractions” series! View previous posts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Check out... More...
Jan
28
2014

What Do Your Students Know About Fractions?

Interested in how you can incorporate the instructional strategies and technology practices from PowerUp into your teaching? Join us for our Focus on Fractions series! View previous posts here: Part 1 Key questions teachers ask... More...
Jan
27
2014

Welcome to Focus on Fractions: Using PowerUp in the Context of a Unit on Fractions

Interested in how you can incorporate the instructional strategies and technology practices from PowerUp into your teaching? Join us for our Focus on Fractions series!  Mastering fractions is a challenging, yet indispensable, topic in the... More...
Jan
22
2014

Our Favorite Education Blogs

One of our goals on PowerUp WHAT WORKS is to provide teachers and school leaders with strategies, information, tips, and resources related to teaching and learning with technology. Whether here on the blog, on our Pinterest boards, or in the Teach... More...
Jan
10
2014

Perspective from the Field: Visualizing

Valerie Ashmon Lewis has been an educator with the Selma City School System for nine years. During this time, she has taught kindergarten, fourth grade, fifth grade Reading/Language Arts, and currently serves as a Curriculum Resource/Intervention... More...
Jan
7
2014

Teaching Students about Online Safety: Resources for Teachers and Families

You don’t have to look far to find examples of the importance of talking to students about online safety and digital citizenship. Bullying and gossiping aren’t new behaviors for tweens and teens, but the technology tools at their disposal are. For... More...
Dec
30
2013

PD Opportunities in January

Looking for more ways to expand your professional learning? Each month, we’ll highlight a variety of free, online PD opportunities to help you dig deeper into the topics and ideas covered by PowerUp WHAT WORKS. This is just a small... More...
Dec
23
2013

Focus on the Common Core: Writing a Letter

Letter writing is an activity that can easily be found in classrooms across the country- chances are you’ve taught lessons on writing letters. Composing a letter is a creative and stimulating activity that can help students learn about the writing... More...
Dec
20
2013

Using Virtual Manipulatives in Your Classroom

Have you considered bringing technology into your math instruction, but been left wondering how to do that constructively? Using virtual manipulatives is the perfect starting point! You can begin with simple graphical representations of math... More...
Dec
16
2013

Bring Video Into Your Classroom: Estimation, Median, and Wisdom of the Crowds

Looking for a fun way to get your students learning about estimation, averages, means, and medians? Check out NOVA’s ScienceNow video on the “Wisdom of the Crowds” phenomenon. “Wisdom of the Crowds” was discovered by statistician Francis Galton in... More...