How many times have I struggled with a technology issue, only to have my students come to my rescue?
As an example, the other day my class was creating silhouettes of themselves for an art lesson. And I, rushing as always, resigned myself to the fact that I didn't have enough mirrors for them to use for the project. Once again, my students came to my rescue. "Ms. Bosworth, we can use our iPads!" Of course we could. It was a simple solution that I had overlooked.
Technology sources beg for new approaches. And as my students become more technologically proficient, I have to let them become the teachers and problem solvers. Whereas at the beginning of the year I had a few students volunteer as "iPad specialists," I now can rely on a cadre of students for answers to technology problems. My own resources have grown.