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POWERUP What Works

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A free guide to technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English Language Arts and Math to help struggling students meet the Common Core State Standards funded through a five year grant by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For all grade levels.


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Type in a word to hear how it is pronounced. Over 2 million words and 300 languages. Students can hear proper pronunciation of unfamiliar words. Very helpful for students learning a foreign language. For all grade levels.

Teaching Channel

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Videos of innovative teaching practices from teachers across the country. Browse by subject, grade, or topics. For all grade levels. For all grade levels.

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Type in a verb to conjugate in one click. Conjugates over 15,000 verbs in English. Will also translate verbs into many languages. For all grade levels.


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Word cloud with style! "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text." For grades 9 to 12.

VISUWORDS online graphical dictionary

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This easy to use tool can assist students to not only understand word meaning but also helps to visualize the connections between words. For all grade levels.


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Web 2.0 tool that enables the creation of a speaking avatar from a photo. Have students create a blabber from a historical or fictional character's point of view or create a blabber to share an important announcement or assignment. Numerous creative options for classroom use! For all grade levels.

Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg provides free access to an enormous library of public domain e-books. For grades 9 to 12.


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Pluralsight provides a variety of skills tests for evaluating proficiencies in math, science, technology, grammar, and other subjects. After taking a skills test, you can see how your skills stack up against others and share your scores via social media. For grades 9-12.


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