Skype in the Classroom

Making The Connection

This week’s Fabulous Friday Find is all about making connections outside your classroom by finding people and other students to connect with your students without leaving school.  And we bet you’ve already heard of it before.

Skype is so widely known, it’s used more as a verb when speaking.  Skype began simply as a tool to help people connect and share through video, text, and voice.  Put simply, a phone with video and chat on a computer.  But just as you need to know the other person’s phone number that you’re trying to reach, you needed to know the other person’s information to connect with Skype as well.  However, Skype is now working to further education and has created Skype in the Classroom!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/44867804″>Introducing Skype in the classroom</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user6382390″>Skype in the classroom</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Connect your classroom to the world

A free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from around the world.

You can find subject matter experts, other teachers to collaborate on project by searching Skype Lessons posted by others.  Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Create a project to post on Skype to find what you’re looking for.

Still want to find out more?  Read about what others have done with Skype to help classrooms around the world though their blog.  And check out their videos of Skype in the Classroom.  Also,here’s an article posted yesterday of 50 creative ways to use Skype in the Classroom.

PS…We want to hear and let others know how you’ve been using our Fabulous Friday Finds so please post your comments on our previous posts if you’ve used them.

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3 thoughts on “Skype in the Classroom

  1. I really love Fabulous Friday posts!!!! Last year I tried twice to Skype Mr. Westphal and couldn’t get it to work. I was frustrated but after listening to the video, I am going to try again!!!!!

  2. Join an Explorer on His Everest Adventure
    Skype in the Classroom gives you access to an enormous number of projects with people all over the world who are willing to Skype with students. In March 2013, explorer Mark Wood will be leading an expedition through the Nepalese side of the Himalayas in an attempt to summit Mount Everest. Wood is looking for 10 schools from 10 different countries to connect with, using Skype during his ascent. The reason Wood is taking this journey is to inspire others to understand their own planet and to encourage people to keep on exploring. He will speak to the 10 schools about the problems the Nepalese people face because of climate change. He will also invite a climate specialist to talk about the shifting glaciers that have a direct effect on the local people and the rest of the planet. To have a chance of being one of the 10 schools selected, visit Skype in the Classroom and click “sign up to take part.”

    https://education.skype.com/projects/4253-join-explorer-mark-wood-on-his-everest-adventure

  3. I skyped with my 8th graders and ELC last year. Mrs. Waters and myself are planning a way to connect our students together now on a project using skype.

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