RECENT ARTICLE IN USA TODAY (MARKLEIN, 2010) ASKS: Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books? The question got me thinking. Am I prepared for the challenges of the new school year? Are faculty in bricks-and-mortar and online classrooms prepared for the arrival of incoming students? In particular, what new tools and technologies will students be bringing to campus or to the educational experience? How must we, as faculty, prepare for the newest demands by our incoming students? If we scan the web, we will find a host of blogs and articles about back-to-school technologies. Dan Millman's blog on Computerworld (http://blogs .computerworld.com/16697/tips_for_ back to school_technology_shopping) mentions that many students are deciding on whether or not to purchase an iPad or, perhaps, a netbook. On the Helium website (www.helium.com/items/1916028back-to-school-technology-tools-for- 2010), Jefe Nubarron reports that 2010 was a record year for technology gadgets: "Apple has been dominating device news in 2010, first with the launch of their iPad in April, and again with their iPhone 4 in June. Both devices are worthy of consideration." Nubarron adds that the tech-savvy student will select a smartphone as an alternative to a laptop. Smartphones, such as the iPhone and Android, will become more common.