Ask the Author

As a wrap up to the Summer Book Study of Teaching in the Digital Age, author Brian Puerling has graciously offered to do a question and answer session for us. If you have a question you would like to ask the author, now is your chance!

To submit a question, write a comment on this post in the comments section below, or contact me. The questions will be compiled and sent to the author, and the answers will be posted.

If you missed the Book Study this summer, you can check out the links below to catch up. The book is also still available at a 35% discount from Redleaf Press (expires August 31, 2012).

Just FYI: I haven’t posted much lately, due to starting back to school. My week of preplanning and the first week of school are very busy (as you can imagine). Hopefully, I will have something new next week.

Don’t forget to post your questions!

Jack Hartmann Discount Code 30% off each item: PREKINDERS12 – Expires August 31, 2012


  1. says

    I’ll go first! The question I receive most often is “Where should I start?” Teachers who want to get started with technology often feel overwhelmed by all the choices; document camera, IWB, iPads… I usually tell them to go with what they feel most comfortable with if they have any say in the matter. What do you recommend?

    My second question is about IWBs. There are soooo many different companies jumping into the IWB game these days, it seems every time I turn around there’s another new board popping up. It used to be Promethean and Smart and that was it. How do you address questions from people who are looking for resources for these “other boards”? It would make the most sense if all the software was compatible with each other but that’s not always the case. It seems some districts are so anxious to jump on the IWB wagon that they often overlook the training and compatibility issues.

  2. natalee says

    I am on a very limited budget and I need to get the most bang for my buck. What would you suggest to be the ONE piece of digital technology that an early years classroom simply must have?

  3. Mikell says

    I just got a smartboard. How should I proceed as far as getting in and finding appropriate pre-k software, and integrating it into my curriculum? I want to utilize it in circle time first… How is best..?

  4. Jacqueline says

    What are your thoughts on the varying views about the use of “screen time” in the preschool classroom? The American Academy of Pediatrics is not advocating for use of technology due to issue of children being involved in sedentary activity and many facing obesity. NAEYC is encouraging intentional and educational use of technology in the child care classroom. What is the middle ground?

  5. Denise says

    In the more-less activities located in the math section you have a picture of a plastic floor graph. Where did you purchase it?

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