If you are not familiar with Skype, it is part of Microsoft and provides the abilities of text, voice, and video to make it simple to experience virtual field trips or connect with other classes, wherever they are. With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a foreign country’s holiday, learn a language, visit a museum, chat with authors – just about anything you can think of to enhance the classroom experience. It is free to start using Skype – to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.
Here are some ways that you can use Skype in the Classroom:
- Virtual Field Trips
- Skype Lessons
- Skype Collaborations
- Mystery Skype:
- Guest Speakers
- Skype a Scholastic Author / Guest Authors / Skype an Author Network
Please share in the comments or Contact page if you have any example of using Skype in your classroom.
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