For my Additional Professional Hours for this year, I have been participating in an online professional development community titled Tappedin (www.tappedin.org). It is an online campus that has virtual buildings for colleges, teachers and students. In a typical event, there is a live chat among participants on a given topic (ELA, Science, Blogs, Library of Congress, etc.). The participants come from al parts of the globe. One recent chat I was in had folks from Brazil, Texas, Spain and Germany! Our common interests and the power of the internet brought us together from the comfort of our own homes. The opportunities that Tappedin provide are ones that can enrich the learning opportunities we provide here.