FYI, I've removed the animated map from the front page. In addition to being slightly annoying with its animation, it seems to load down the page and makes it hard for people with bandwith issues to see in a reasonable amount of time. I tend to go widget happy with these sorts of pages, so let me know if anything else is bogging down your loading time. The Frappr map is still available and there's a link
on the front page.
Also, thanks for everyone's comments and additions and everything else! This group is really starting to gel and I can't wait to find teachers at my new school who might be interested in joining various projects!