In today's culture we tend to rely on technology more than needed. I thought this was a good list of how kids may take advantage of technology and what it is meant to be used for. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome.
Motivation to Read This is an awesome idea to motivate students to read. These laundry baskets would be placed in the reading center. The students would choose 2 or 3 books and read them while sitting in the basket.