Monday, April 4, 2011

The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype Effectively in the Classroom

I started to write a new post last week about Skype and I'm glad that I didn't because I checked my Twitter feed this morning and found a new blog post by Sue Waters on The Edublogger that was what I was wanting to post and more.

If you don't currently use Skype, it is a free application that allows you to call people from all over the world using the Internet. When you contact another person that uses Skype you talk or chat for free. Best of all you can tell when another user is online and what their status is so you know if they are available.

Click HERE to read "The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype Effectively in the Classroom" where you will find every thing you need to know about Skype from…
  1. Setting up Skype
  2. Using Skype
  3. To using Skype effectively within your classroom
Whether you use interactive white boards, a data projector, web cams or just chat by IM, I find Skype to be an excellent cost-savings tool for the classroom or the office. I also think it creates many opportunities that you might not have otherwise. For example, you can now have in-class presentations from speakers that don't have to leave their office or from speakers or other classrooms from around the world.

If you use Skype or begin using Skype, I hope you will share your successes with us!

UPDATE: Skype in the Classroom.... A Dedicated Network for Teachers
Skype in the Classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms.

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