Skype in the Classroom

Are you looking for ways to bring experts or collaborators into your connected classroom?

For many the answer is quite easy – Skype.

The challenge becomes just how to identify quality projects to join; how to find the expert or class to join yours.

The Skype website has you covered there.  There are a couple of interesting ways to browse what’s available.

First is to find a project.  From a search/browsing page, explore what’s available.  Via a search or a filter, zero in by age or just what is being sought by projects already in progress.

What I found even more productive was to take a look at available projects by collection.

Here, you’ll see projects organized by a theme or concept.  If you have a rough idea of what you’d like, browse until you find something suitable.

If you’ve been tentative about bringing the world into your classroom, take a look at what others are up to.  Absolutely, you can.

So far, you’ve just been browsing.  Now that you’re serious, register for an education account and start to make those connections.

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3 Replies to “Skype in the Classroom”

  1. Can’t say I’ve used Skype to the same degree (yet) but I have used it to keep my class in touch with a student who moved to England back in February. Periodically, I’ll hook my iPad up to the data projector and we’ll check in with her. Pretty cool when you think about it.

    If only we could’ve done the same with our pen pals in LA…

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