We just had a marvelous week of Skyping with 3 schools in the United States. Our school here in Lima, Peru connected with Mike Litchman whom I met on this site and with 2 other schools in the Philadelphia area. We discovered that some times of the day are better than others for a good connection. Also that a conference camera is a really good investment. We used a Microsoft Life cam and were delighted with the results. Just hearing about it made the other teachers want to try it too. Your site really gave us a wonderful idea and it was not hard to do once we just jumped in and tried. Thank you for the great ideas you throw out there.