.One small thing I have done this year is introduced "Around the Room in 180 Days." While it doesn't always include the entire class, the students seem to enjoy it. I assign one student in one class to be the photographer and "journalist." That student gets to take a picture of something during the class period and write a sentence (or a few sentences) about the picture. If it is a younger student, I allow them to dictate the sentence to me. Older students type their own sentences. I upload pictures on my own time. I have created a slide show using Google presentation and embedded it into my wikispace. I would like to get to the point where it is all student run. You can check it out if you'd like... http://tpemusic.wikispaces.com/180+days