Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Dec
12
2013

Follow PowerUp on Pinterest!

Are you following PowerUp on Pinterest? In addition to all of our great resources,  we regularly add cool tools, free apps, and interactive learning sites to our Pinterest boards. We've also created boards linked to each of our 17 Instructional... More...
Dec
10
2013

Join the Hour of Code!

Ever thought about teaching your students to code, but weren't sure how to start? Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-13) is a GREAT time to try it out!  Join in the "Hour of Code" and take advantage of free lessons and tutorials that... More...
Dec
9
2013

Exploring the PowerUp WHAT WORKS Tech Research Briefs: Teaching Students with Disabilities about Online Safety, What Administrators Need to Know

The integration of technology into the school environment demands that teachers, staff, and students develop what is increasingly being referred to as “digital citizenship.” This means, that in addition to introducing technology as a learning tool,... More...
Dec
6
2013

Tools for Differentiating Instruction in ELA: Storybird

Do you have reluctant readers or writers?  Tailoring English language arts (ELA) instruction to meet your students’ varied needs can be supported with the right technology. Learn about differentiating instruction in ELA with our Instructional... More...
Dec
3
2013

PowerUp to Present at the Learning Forward Conference in Dallas, TX

The PowerUp WHAT WORKS team is delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the Learning Forward Conference, held from December 7th-11th in Dallas, Texas.  Representing PowerUp, Dr. Judith Zorfass will lead two round table sessions on... More...
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
19
2013

CEM Webinar Highlights Tools for Meeting the Common Core State Standards: Illustrative Mathematics

One of the most comprehensive offerings to help teachers meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that was presented during Connected Educator Month 2013 was Illustrative Mathematics. Illustrative Mathematics provides an excellent set of... More...
Nov
12
2013

Connected Educator Month Webinar Highlights: Learning to #teachtheweb – Great Tools for Production-Centered Design from Common Sense Media and Graphite

In the second of our CEM Webinar Highlights series we turn to online applications that can be used by students to create content for assignments or to present in class. Online applications offer engaging and exciting ways for students to complete... More...
Nov
11
2013

Perspective from the Field: What can be learned from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) iPad roll out?

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...
Nov
8
2013

The Teacher You Remember...

In 1957, after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Albert Camus wrote a letter to his childhood teacher. In it, he wrote of the impact his teacher had on his life, and success as an author: But when I heard the news, my first thought, after my... More...