Well, I created a ning for year 10! I’ve set their first task – to join the ning and write about their best holiday experience in a blog post and then comment on a blogpost from another member of the class. I haven’t taught with the laptops yet, just observed and assisted, so I’m keen to see how I am going to adapt my teaching style to the laptops and use the IWB at the same time. For the time being I’ve made the ning private – just between me and the kids and their parents if they want to participate. I plan to hit the floor running and get them using their laptops in class to join the ning and complete their profiles at the beginning of the first lesson. The blogpost will be their homework. Once I started really thinking about my ‘first lessons’ I actually started to get excited about going back to school.