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Semantic maps help students, especially struggling students and those with disabilities, to identify, understand, and recall the meaning of words they read in the text. This article provides instructions on how to use semantic maps, suggestions on how to integrate technology tools, and a sample semantic mapping lesson.

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All students must develop research skills to be college and career ready. Teachers of students with disabilities and struggling learners can personalize instruction using technology tools to support their students’ understanding of the critical thinking necessary to conduct research. This article shares evidence-based practices and technology tools...

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Fluency is acheived when a reader can read with accuracy, speed, and understanding. This article shares strategies to help students struggling with fluency and explains the supporting role technology tools can play.

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What is blended professional development? Learn more about blended professional development and its benefits in this article.

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The Support Modules draw from the best-practice recommendations and examples in the PowerUp Technology Implementation Practice Guide . These materials are designed to translate the Guide’s theory into practice. The Support Modules include four practical modules, each representing a key planning area: Get Ready, Get Started, Budgeting for Technology...

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The PowerUp Technology Implementation Practice Guide offers a roadmap for district- and school-wide technology implementation for Leadership Teams. It draws on research-based implementation practices. The Technology Implementation Practice Guide addresses core technology implementation issues such as:

Who is (or should be) included on the Leadership Team and involved in...
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Successful school-wide implementation of technology requires that a school or district clearly articulate vision, set short- and long-term goals, and identify specific goal-oriented action steps for moving forward.Use this overview checklist to assess your progress in developing a school plan for technology implementation.

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All students can benefit from using visual representations, although struggling students may require extra support and practice. Visual representations are a powerful way for students to access abstract math ideas. Drawing a situation, graphing lists of data, or placing numbers on a number line all help to make abstract concepts...

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For many students, mathematics word problems are just a jumble of words and numbers. A problem-solving process can help students make sense of problems. They can do this by reading the problem more than once, annotating words and numbers, visualizing the situation, converting visualizations into diagrams or mathematical expressions, and...

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When students verbalize what they know, it helps them to reflect upon and clarify the problem and focus on one step at a time. “Thinking aloud” requires talking through the details, decisions, and the reasoning behind those decisions. Struggling students, in particular, can benefit from slowing down the process, because...

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