As a 21st century teacher, I am striving to stay on top of current trends, innovations, and initiatives to bring the most to my students. In the midst of all of these, there is a pattern: technology. Technology is unavoidable, from corporations to farms and everywhere in between. Knowing this, educators would be remiss to not embrace this in the classroom as well. It is my vision that students should have a firm foundation of academic technology before they reach the workforce. Instead of allowing students to only learn technology from popular social applications like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, teachers should develop the upper hand and teach them with sites and programs to foster the love of learning early. Many classrooms will soon be equipped laptops or Chromebooks, if they haven’t already. A world of resources will be available at their fingertips. So much information can be daunting and a bit too much for students and teachers to handle reasonably. To help smooth this transition in education we need to lay the groundwork for our students to be successful. The groundwork for successful technology integration is digital citizenship. Digital citizenship goals and standards should be included in every room with technology. Students should understand that in today’s technology-focused world, actions have consequences. Just as we try to teach our students good work ethics, we should instill good digital citizenship values to succeed after high school. Allowing students to grow using this technology can be beneficial in great ways. Not only will they be more successful as a future professional, but they can also help encourage our communities and cities to be more successful as well.