One of my favorite assignments in EDUC 370 class is when students share with the class a high-tech hot topic of their own choosing. For example, some students may show the class a nifty iPad app they’ve found which will be useful to them when they teach. Some will use a flip cam to capture a moment on video to share with the class. Some will show class members how to use a Smart student response system or a Smart Slate. Some will find a cool SmartBoard activity on Smart Exchange to share. The idea with this assignment is that all of us who teach need to be constantly learning new technologies. We always need to be searching for ideas which will enliven our classrooms and help students learn better.