Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Book Recommendation: Power Up by Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts

An audio entry using AudioBoom!

Photo Source: Stenhouse Publishers
Image Source: Stenhouse Publishers

While on vacation, I've been smiling, highlighting, and nodding in agreement while reading Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts' new book, Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning, published by one of my favorites, Stenhouse Publishers. I've added a brief audio review of the book below, and will return to add more information later after finishing the book. I plan to use it as a key source for Professional Development next year!

TECH is Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts innovative interpretation of the
SAMR Model created by Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.

Figure 1.5 Power Up


Power Up Study Guide

Plug in Power Up Website

Follow them on Twitter:
Diana Neebe: @dneebe
Jen Roberts: @jenroberts1
Hashtag: #PowerUpEd

Note and a bit of a disclaimer:
I first met Jen Roberts in March 2015 when I attended her session on Blogging at the Google in Education Summit on March 21-22, 2015 following the annual CUE 2015 Conference in Palm Springs, CA. I was inspired by her Lit and Tech Blog, overall body of work, and started to follow her on Twitter. When I ran into her again at EdSurge Summit in LA, I knew that I was doing the right kind of PD, since she was there! While virtually attending the ISTE conference (ISTELive), up popped a Periscope, and I was able to attend Diana and Jen's session on Power Up via Jen's Phone. I was immediately hooked! While taking a class this summer, I asked Jen to Guest Post on this blog, to which she kindly agreed. You can see her post here. Thanks Jen and Diana for your #professionalgenerosity !


  1. I've been hearing about this book quite a bit lately - I'll definitely have to check it out.
    Also, I was at Palm Springs CUE! I was presenting with SMART Technologies there. Small world. :)

  2. Amanda,
    Sorry I missed meeting you at CUE! Maybe next year. PowerUp is a book that keeps on giving. I was reading it while traveling on the plane yesterday, highlighting, and thinking of the many ways I could use the ideas. It is a keeper! Check out the resources I posted as well!


  3. I like that you created your own audio with the book review. This was a great way to do the audio post assignment! Creating audio posts for review of books or reflection on projects could be a great way for students to add to a blog.

    1. Thanks, Emily, for your comments. Yes, I think Audioboom was pretty easy to use and would be fun and motivating for students. I actually saw that Michael used this strategy on one of the examples, so that was a great model. I think we can use our blogging as examples for students, then they can take up the challenge as well. What do you think?


  4. I love a good book recommendation! I will have to add this to my list!