So, you want to find a class from across the country or across the globe for some classroom collaboration.

It can be done. With patience, and a little persistence. Here are some sites that may help you find a partner teacher or a class of electronic pen pals.

ePals Create an account and wait for approval. Once you've created your profile (which helps others decide whether you're what they're looking for), start searching for like-minded educators across the globe. You'll receive email reminders when someone has sent you a ePals message. This service offers kid-save email for setting up electronic pen pal accounts, too.

Taking IT Global This site serves to inspire young people to take action on issues of global importance. If you are looking for a community service project that benefits others from around the world, this may be the site for you.

iEarn "Learn with the world, not just about it" is their motto. This is the world's largest nonprofit global network. Its aim is similar to those of Taking IT Global, to engage teachers and students in collaborative projects that make a difference in the world.

Connect All Schools The aim of this site is to create a complete global network of schools by 2016. Right now, most schools are just signing up so they appear on the map, and are creating video clips that tell a bit about their school. 192 schools are represented from around the globe. Join in!