In today's culture we tend to rely on technology more than needed. I thought this was a good list of how kids may take advantage of technology and what it is meant to be used for. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome.
Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
The way it works is that when I need the class to quiet down, I start counting backwards from five: If I get to and there is even one student talking, I get the tally point. If the entire class is quiet, they get the point.