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Q & A Collections: Using Tech In The Classroom

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 07, 2015 2 min read
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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 four years. You can see all those collections from the first three years here.

Today’s theme - the eighth one in this summer series - is on Using Tech In The Classroom.

Previous updated thematic collections are:

Classroom Management

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

The Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Brain-Based Learning

You can see the list of Using Tech In The Classroom posts following this excerpt from one of them:

From 2014/15

Ways To Help Students Develop Digital Portfolios

Several educators volunteered to write responses for this post - Rusul Alrubail, Michael Fisher, Frank Serafini, Kristin Ziemke, Kate Muhtaris, Jeb Schenck, and Joe Rommel.

With 3D Printers, ‘You’re Only Limited By Your Imagination!

Laura Blankenship, David Malpica, David Thornburg, and Terry Graff have contributed commentaries here.

Ways to ‘Shrink the Change’ of Tech & CCSS in Your Classroom

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, Mike Fisher, Andrew Miller, and Amy Roediger share their advice.

‘Slow & Steady Wins the Race’ for Making Changes in Teaching

Charlene Stone, Jeremy Hyler, and Harry Dickens contribute their suggestions.

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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