To begin building my digital identity as a 21st century teacher I need to make sure I am learning and expanding my knowledge in the area of technology. Technology is constantly changing and evolving and a competent educator is evolving with it. By having access to technology in the classroom and my personal webpage and blog, I can assist students in expanding their knowledge as well.
Currently, I am most familiar with laptops and smartphones. A majority of students in schools today have a smartphone. It seems with the number of students who have these phones teachers could allow them to make use of them in the classroom. For instance, if a teacher divides the class into five groups and has each group do web searches for a topic they are discussing, this could be done with the students phones.