Part of being digitally smart is knowing about the dangers of the digital world, part is being savvy about what's new and different, but my favorite part is knowing when technology makes a positive difference and here's a program that does just that you can take part in. In2books teams students with adult pen pals, who read the same books and discuss them through email. The adults serve as "intellectual mentors and friends, giving their students insights into how adults think about books, express ideas, and have successful careers and relationships." Books used in the program are selected by a committee of children's literature experts, which looks for books that can be read independently, stimulate discussion, increase cultural sensitivity, provide role models, teach problem-solving skills, etc. A video about the program describes why In2books works. This e-mentoring program sponsored by ePals is free for Grades 3-5 Title I classrooms and you can make a positive difference using technology as an ePal. Think about doing it today. This is a great way to be a volunteer and yet never having to leave home.