As an educator for over 15 years at the intermediate level, I have experimented with a variety of methods to engage my students in their learning. My latest endeavor involves introducing different kinds of technology to enhance the teaching of Medieval World History. Through a professional networking site, I came across a request for international pen pals. I thought, “Why not?” My kids are learning about world history, why not try to meet other students from those very cultures? And that’s how I came upon PikiFriends and Jeff Dionne.