HI Mackenzie Thanks for the response comparing NYC and Korea. I would love to take you where I live on a farm, in SW Victoria, Australia. Life is really slow here. I laughed when I thought of the comparisons.
With your interest in Web 2.0 Tools, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.