I am going to be teaching 125 8th graders in Santa Ana CA, this year, and I am interested in finding out about how to set up an on-line discussion for texts we read. I am supposed to have 3 sections of Honors, although that may well change by the time I get back to school! I went to the NCTE conference in San Antonio and tried to learn about this in the hallway presentations. Not very satisfying because couldn't ask questions and it was hard to see what was going on with 25 or more people around the computers! I saw a super one where kids were responding to The Raven, but I don't understand how it worked. Is it necessary for the district to have a service such as School Loop in order to do this? Soes anyone know of an on line site that can teach me how to set something like this up? Can anyone help?