As teachers, you have a lot of new gimmicks and gadgets thrown your way. offers a quick-read list of what’s trending up, down and holding steady in the world of educational technology. Samples of trending up: teacherpreneurs, digital literacy, gamification of content, apps like Storehouse (worth a look at:, librarian as digital media specialist and about 25 more.

Trending down: mass education publishers, scripted curricula, humanities, the traditional classroom, whole class processes, and Dropbox.  “Awkward Middle Ground”: Accountability, cultural literacy, debate, tutoring, mobile learning and the physical design of most school buildings.