As education moves further into the 21st Century, teachers and administrators alike must ask the compelling questions concerning education and curriculum in particular. Clearly, the first question educators need to ask is, “How can we make education more relevant to our students?” We live in a time when students are bombarded with so many outside pressures and stimuli that teachers are actually in competition for their students’ minds with all of these outside sources. Consider the following, “Teens spend nearly 17 hours a week on the internet, get information from different sources besides school, spending more time indoors with their technology, thereby missing outdoor opportunities to develop gross motor skills and socialization skills necessary to communicate and act personally with others”. (Sousa, D. 2006) If the 21st Century educator is going to make a difference in the education of young and impressionable minds, that teacher is going to have to begin to think outside the current “educational box” we know today. Today’s educational box is full of activities which focus on rote learning, drills, and standardized tests. Standardized tests are probably not going away, but the way students are asked to access the curriculum to prepare for these exams can be made more appealing by looking at how the Arts, Movement and even Core classes in English, Math, Science, and Social Science can be integrated in the daily curriculum using technology. “While effective practices for use of computers and the internet in K-12 classrooms have yet to be defined, some uses are of obvious value….” (Warhaftig, A. 2000). That’s a great quote, isn’t that the key to what we as language teachers are trying to do? Find what the effective practices are that will make what we teach relevant to our students. As we move into 2013 let’s see what effective practices we can share in our group. Warhaftig is correct in his observation about “undefined effective practices” this could be because the use of technology is moving too fast for the average classroom. One area that is definitely changing is the use of Apps on Smart Phones. There are Apps for everything and now we are beginning to see Apps for use in Foreign Language classrooms. How effective are these new Apps? Not sure yet. If anyone in this group has a take on this, we would welcome your thoughts or comments.