The Inside-Outside Circle structure allows students to interact with many other students in a short period of time. This easily allows for different perspectives, learning, coaching, and praising. The technology component that I thought would complement the structure was actually using technology after the structure has been completed. After students have had different discussions with different students, they might have a better understanding of a topic, but they may also have more questions. So, how might technology complement this structure?
After completing the structure, provide students with the opportunity to practice the language domain of writing through online conversation. This can be done on your teacher website or blog. If you do not have a website or blog, you could always use a tool such as shortText (no account required!) to allow students to participate in an online discussion, blog-style. This provides the teacher with insight as to the conversation that was taking place during the structure, as well as the opportunity to clarify or re-direct student thinking.