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Adolescent Literacy: What's Technology Got to Do With It?

Article
Learn how technology tools can support struggling students and those with learning disabilities to acquire background knowledge and vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension, and increase their...

Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

Slideshow
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Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary; as educators embrace...

Future Ready Assistive Technology: Fostering State Supports for Students With Disabilities

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Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology. An understanding of the shifts in the technology landscape and...

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

Article
Learn more about the basics of game-based learning and how to apply game-based learning in the classroom.

Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Writing
The writing process involves three major phases—prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Although struggling students have difficulty across the phases, initially generating ideas for writing and then...

Helping Students Integrate Math and Science, Interacting with Peers

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Standards: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision • Model with Mathematics
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and...

Individualizing learning using intelligent technology and universally designed curriculum

Research
The American education system and its rigorous accountability and performance standards continually force educators to explore new ways to increase student achievement. The improvement in computer...

Interacting With Peers: Surveying and Analyzing

Lesson in Action
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
Mr. Hapt’s seventh grade class has started a unit on statistics. In the previous lesson, the class discussed collecting data and making observations about the data. In this lesson, they will create...

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

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View this short slideshow for an overview of the principles and guidelines of Universal Design for Learning, and how you can incorporate UDL into your teaching. 

PowerUp Archived Webinars

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View PowerUp's archived webinars addressing topics in technology integration, including: blended PD, linking technology with evidence-based practices, helping struggling students meet the CCSS with...

Quick View: Captioning

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Standards: Foundational Skills
Captions can provide struggling readers with additional print exposure, improving foundational reading skills. In a typical classroom, a teacher may find many students who are struggling readers,...

Quick View: Embedded Supports to Differentiate Instruction for Struggling Students

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Standards: Language • Literature • Informational Text • Foundational Skills
To ensure that your students are college and career ready, you may need to incorporate a variety of supports into your English Language Arts (ELA) instruction, including Universal Design for Learning...

Quick View: Improving Fluency with Technology - Assisted Reading

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Standards: Foundational Skills
Fluency is reading with accuracy, speed, and understanding. Students who struggle with fluency may read slowly, in a monotone, ignoring punctuation, or in choppy start-and-stop rhythms. Support these...

Quick View: Teaching Students to Make Presentations

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Standards: Speaking and Listening
Classroom presentations encourage purposeful speaking and engaged listening. When students give a presentation, they not only demonstrate content knowledge but also exercise skills in writing with...

Quick View: Using Multimedia to Support Reading Instruction

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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Speaking and Listening
Part of preparing students to become college and career ready involves helping them become adept at integrating and evaluating information in a variety of different media formats. To help students...

Quick View: Using Texting in Your Instruction

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Standards: Language
It may seem counterintuitive, but texting and “text speak” can be used as a fun way to help students build foundational reading skills such as word recognition and phonological awareness. You can...

Quick View: Virtual Manipulatives

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
In the past, most classrooms only had physical manipulatives. Today, more classrooms have improved access to computers and the Internet. As a result, virtual manipulatives are becoming more common....

Research on Online and Mobile Learning

Bibliography
The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on the use of online and mobile learning platforms in K-12 education. View...

Research on Technology Tools to Support Learning

Bibliography
The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation, has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on the use of technology tools to support student learning. View our...

Research on Virtual Learning Environments and Simulations

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The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation, has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on virtual learning environments and simulations. View our bibliography for...