The teacher needs to use technology with the objective by matching the activity with the objective of the class lesson.
The teacher can offer choices and also allow the students to take responsibility and make choices. Find your tech savvy kids to the teacher's advantage. Always begin with a rubric for guidance.The .teacher can create an open/ended sentence activity so that the student can write a brief reflection about it. Two apps I could use in the classroom are: Words with Friends (Love it, using is now with 2 students), Price of Freedom (1775-1783) and Post Card Creator (Thinkfinity) and 8th Grade Social Studies TAKS Jeopardy Review. Sounds like fun!