Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Apr
11
2018

STEM Challenge: Visualization, Representation and Modeling

STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology A lot of science learning involves being able to create representations and models of processes that we are unable to observe with the naked eye. For example, chemistry texts... More...
Apr
9
2018

STEM Challenge: STEM Literacy, Vocabulary, and Discourse

STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology Students in STEM need to master specific vocabulary and be able to use it in their science writing activities (journals, lab reports, etc.). These skills can be... More...
Apr
6
2018

PD on the Go: What is Personalized Learning?

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Have you heard the term “personalized learning” but you’re not quite sure what it means? This video gives a great overview of what personalized learning... More...
Apr
4
2018

STEM Challenge: Student Engagement and Identity with Science

Students who can envision themselves as scientists or mathematicians are more likely to pursue STEM coursework beyond middle and high school. Many students with disabilities may struggle to see themselves as STEM professionals. Consider the use of... More...
Apr
2
2018

STEM Challenge: Physically "Doing" Science

STEM for All Challenge: Physically "Doing" Science Physical tasks are an important part of many science lessons, from taking soil samples, mixing chemicals, using Bunsen burners, recording data, and performing dissections. This type of... 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
23
2018

PD on the Go: 3-D Printing to Empower Kids with Disabilities

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Take advantage of new technologies and the maker movement to empower your students and encourage the use and development of STEM skills. Watch how... 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...