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Q & A Collections: Using Tech In The Classroom

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 11, 2014 3 min read

I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past three years. You can see those collections from the first two years here.

I’m alternating those posts with interviews I’m doing with authors about their new education books. So far this summer, I’ve interviewed:

‘There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There': An Interview With Meenoo Rami

‘Collaboration Is Crucial': An Interview With Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City schools, & co-author Laura Kotch

‘A More Beautiful Question': An Interview With Warren Berger

Teaching Without Connecting Is ‘Futile': An Interview With Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker

‘Myths & Lies’ That Threaten Our Schools: An Interview With David Berliner & Gene Glass

‘Digital Leadership': An Interview With Eric Sheninger

‘Read, Write, Lead': An Interview With Regie Routman

Today’s theme is on using tech in the classroom. Previous themes have been:

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

Teaching Reading and Writing

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching Social Studies

Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Teaching English Language Learners

I’ll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!

You can send questions to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it’s selected or if you’d prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.

Also, you can listen to ten minute interviews I’ve done with contributors to this column at my BAM! Radio Show.

Lastly, remember that you can subscribe and receive updates from this blog via email or RSS Reader.

And, now, following an excerpt from one of those posts, here’s a list of all my columns related to using tech in the classroom:

From 2013/14

‘Simply Putting Tech In Front Of Students Won’t Engage Them’

This post’s contributors include Richard Byrne, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher and Ben Stern, along with comments from readers.

One-To-One Technology ‘Is Really About Building Effective Relationships’

Alice Barr, Mark Pullen and Troy Hicks share their suggestions.

‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’

This post includes positive responses from educators Jonathan Bergmann and Troy Cockrum, along with comments from readers.

To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom - That Is The Question

This piece includes guest responses from enthusiastic proponents of the flipped classroom like Peter Pappas and Andrew Miller, while Josh Stumpenhorst shares reservations similar to mine in his response.

From 2012/13

1. The Best Ways To Use Interactive White Boards

Educators Ben Stein, Patti Grayson, and Bill Ferriter, along with readers, have contribute their responses in this post.

2. Using Ed Tech to Support the Learning Process

Sylvia Martinez, Tina Barseghian and Scott McLeod contribute their ideas here.

3. Using Ed Tech to Create “Deep & Meaningful Experiences”

This post features pieces by Gary Stager and Kevin Hodgson.

4. Effective Ways to Use Tech in The Classroom -- Part Three

This post includes pieces from educators Kathy Cassidy and Josh Stumpenhorst, as well as readers’ comments.

From 2011/12

The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom

Popular blogger Richard Byrne and I provide our suggestions.

Can Teachers Be Friends With Students Using Social Media?

Educators Bud Hunt and Ernie Rambo take on an issue that always seems to be in the news.

I hope you’ve found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!

The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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