Kathleen is a fourth grade teacher at Leopold Primary School near Geelong in Victoria, Australia. She and her school just got Acer Laptops for each student to have for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. In her post she seemed a little worried about what she would use them for. Lots of commenters suggested podcasting, blogging, etc. She says she was calling out to her PLN for advice.
My comment said that she should let her students create and expand their own PLN's. Have an email-penpal. I think it would be an awesome way to encourage their interest and knowledge of technology. I hope I can do this with my future students. In EDM310, the most beneficial thing we have done is the PLN.