I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past six years. You can see all those collections from the first five years here.
Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:
This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts
Best Ways To Begin The School Year
Best Ways To End The School Year
Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning
Today’s theme is on Using Tech in the Classroom. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:
* ‘Double Flip’ Your Classroom
Daniel Schwartz,Jeryl-Ann Asaro, and William Kist share their thoughts on “flipped learning.”
* ‘Flipped Learning’ Does Not Just Mean ‘Posting Videos’
Rita Platt, Kristina J. Doubet, Eric M. Carbaugh, Sarah Thomas, Troy Cockrum, Sonja Cherry-Paul, and Dana Johansen share advice to teachers exploring “Flipped Learning.”
* Make 1:1 Programs ‘About the Learning, Not the Device’
Brady E. Venables, Djamal Balbed, Boyd Adolfsson, Joyce Cluess, and Dr. Robert Dillon share their ideas on how to implement one-to-one computer programs in schools.
* Guidelines for Successful One-to-One Computer Programs
Anne Jenks, Heather Staker, Larissa Pahomov, and Stephanie Smith Budhai share their suggestions on how schools can successfully implement one-to-one computer programs.
* Tech Helps Us ‘Be a Little Less Common’
Kristin Ziemke, Amber Teamann, Erik M. Francis, Shelly Lynn Counsell, Marsha Ratzel, and Richard Byrne share their ideas on the role of tech in meeting the Common Core Standards.
* The Role of Tech in Common Core
Julie D. Ramsay, Michele L. Haiken, Laura Taddei, Melissa Oliver, and Michael Casey contribute their thoughts on the connections between ed tech and the Common Core Standards.
* Tech Tools That ‘Increase Learning’
The final post in this series on web tools and apps for learning features ideas from Laura Taddei, Amy Benjamin, Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, and Carolina Pérez Ramírez. I also include comments from readers.
* Tech Tools Can ‘Facilitate Learning in Powerful Ways’
Kristina J. Doubet, Eric M. Carbaugh, Jules Csillag, Tahnja Wilson, Rajesh Kripalani, Marsha Ratzel, and Zachary Walker share their suggestions for tech tools to use in the classroom.
* Educators’ Favorite Tech Tools
Anna Bartosik, Jared Covili, Sam Patterson, Anabel Gonzalez, Richard Byrne, and Russel Tarr share suggestions on how to navigate through the ed tech “jungle.”
* ‘Children Need Both Paper Books & Digital Texts’
Katie Keier, Stacy Nockowitz, Barbara Paciotti, and many readers share their thoughts on the debate between reading digitally or on paper.
* Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper
Daniel Willingham, Kristin Ziemke, Lester Laminack, and Kimberly Carraway explore that topic of reading digitally compared to reading on paper in this post.
* Blended Learning Is ‘the Next Generation of Education’
Angel Cintron Jr., Connie Parham, Catlin Tucker, Sheri Edwards, Cheryl Costello, William J. Tolley, and George Station explore what blended learning is and how it can be made most effective.
* Ed Tech ‘Has Over-Promised & Under-Delivered’
Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams, Jake Goran, Steven Anderson, Derek Cabrera, and Rebecca Blink contribute their commentaries on the trials and tribulations of using ed tech.
* ‘Be Patient’ When Dealing With Ed Tech Problems
Larissa Pahomov, Anne Jenks, Jared Covili, Billy Krakower, and Heather Staker will share what they’ve found to be common ed tech problems and how to respond to them effectively.
* Start With Goals, Not Tech or Curriculum
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Pontus Hiort, Rebecca Blink, Leah Cleary, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, and Barbara Blackburn share their ideas on the role of tech in schools.
* Technology in the Classroom ‘Is Simply a Tool’
Andrew Miller, Jennifer Orr, Michael Fisher, Cheryl Mizerny, and Travis Phelps discuss which should come first—curriculum or tech?
* Start With ‘Learning Goals’ Before Thinking About Tech
Educators Suzie Boss, Ken Halla, Jennifer Gonzalez, Kristina J. Doubet, Eric M. Carbaugh, Heather Staker, Katie Muhtaris, and Kristin Ziemke provide their suggestions on how to balance the use of technology in the classroom.
* Personalized Learning Is ‘Based on Relationships, Not Algorithms’
John Spencer, Andrew Miller, Heather Staker, Jeffrey Benson, and Louis Cozolino discuss the definition, and practical impacts, of personalized learning.
* Personalized Learning Is ‘a Partnership With Students’
Diana Laufenberg, Allison Zmuda, Pernille Ripp, Barbara Bray, Kathleen McClaskey, and Steven Anderson share their thoughts on what personalized learning looks like in the classroom.
* 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.
'* 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.
* 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.
* Using Ed Tech to Support the Learning Process
Sylvia Martinez, Tina Barseghian, and Scott McLeod contribute their ideas here.
* Using Ed Tech to Create “Deep & Meaningful Experiences”
This post features pieces by Gary Stager and Kevin Hodgson.
* 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.
* 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.