Power Tech Weekly

A weekly bulletin of tips, tricks, and news in edtech

Week of 9/23/19

Happy Monday! This is my first edition of Power Tech Weekly. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future topics, information, or other ideas.

Below you'll find a quick video on organizing your GMail contacts in Google Contacts, how to create infographics, and some information about an upcoming EdCamp in Worcester!

Google Contacts


Infographics are a great way to present information visually. I put together a webpage that you can use with your students to guide them through the process of creating an infographic as well as highlights some tools you might find useful in the process.

Need some One-on-One Help?

I am happy to be available to any staff member that needs some extra help with using technology. Whether it is setting up your class website, getting started with Google Classroom, or just brainstorming ideas on engaging your students with technology, set up a time to meet. My place or yours?
One-on-One time with Anthony - Appointment Calendar

Find a time that works for you and me. I'll come to your classroom, or you can meet in my office at the middle school. Whichever is more convenient for you!

Going Gradeless?

There have been some interesting conversations and viewpoints over the past several years about classrooms "going gradeless". Here are a few articles that discuss the ongoing conversation that is happening in many of our schools. A lot of the conversation revolves around providing regular feedback to our students in terms of their week, and offering flexibility in terms of traditional grading practices. Take a look and then answer the poll: Would you go gradeless?

EdCamp Worcester #WOOcamp

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 9am-2pm

1 Skyline Drive

Worcester, MA

Join educators from throughout central Massachusetts at Worcester's EdCamp.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-worcester-2019-tickets-62055161659

What is an EdCamp?

Edcamp is a free professional development conference with informal sessions that are run by and for all educators, where anyone can present. The focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design. Edcamp is a professional learning phenomenon that was developed in Philadelphia, PA and has spread throughout the world.

If you love free professional development, collaborating/networking with peers, prizes and free food, then you will love Edcamp! This event is open to all educators and educational students from all districts!

About Us

eduPowerTools is focused on helping teachers use technology effectively with their students and is managed by Anthony Amitrano, Instructional Technology Specialist in Northbridge Public Schools, Massachusetts.