This opportunity blows my mind: Four classroom teachers around the world link up, and each classroom gets to share. Students from around the world can fine-tune their writing skills while simultaneously learning more about their new international friends. Each class is showcased for a week, and then one of the other three follows suit. This cycle can be repeated for so many different things. How cool would this be to compare/contrast different seasons and weather, holidays, the typical school day, favorite snacks and recipes, music and songs, etc.? Google Hangouts could even be incorporated!