thanks for the London travel link, Richard--it is VERY useful. I was talking to someone who's traveled in Europe and was giving advice on how someone from the U.S. should NOT dress in England. So interesting!
I"ll wait till I hear from you before I mention it to any teachers here. I'm sure they would love the opportunity for their students. I talked to my IT about it this afternoon and he said we may even be able to set up an account on our Student Community for the students to post.
In the meantime, here's a link to our Student Community, so you can poke around.
Would your 11 year olds be interested in some communication with other 11 and 12 years olds here in the US? We have some students blogging and podcasting and would love to start some communication. It might even be interesting to discuss the upcoming US election and the view from the UK.
Welcome Richard and greetings from Bavaria-Germany!
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