Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get Connected with Skype

Interested in bringing other students, authors, and experts into your classroom? Get connected locally and globally with Skype! It can take just a few seconds to make a video call to another classroom, author, or expert anywhere around the world.

You can access Skype from your Shortcuts folder. If you've never used Skype, you'll need to set up an account first. Once you set up your account, you can add contacts by searching for an email address, name, or phone number.

If you're new to Skype, I would love to help you get started. I can help you find contacts, brainstorm ideas, and give you a tutorial. I'd also love to be in your classroom for your first Skype conversation to help you get connected.

Check out these awesome resources for using Skype in your classroom.

Click here to access Skype in the Classroom, a free community to help teachers use Skype. There are currently 16,457 teachers on Skype in the Classroom, many of whom have set up projects and are looking for other classrooms to Skype with. You can join Skype in the Classroom by signing in with your Skype account.

Click here or here to find authors who are willing to Skype with classrooms for free.

Click here for checklists and tip sheets to help your first Skype conversation go smoothly.

Click here for 50 ideas for using Skype!

Please get in touch with me if you're interested in using Skype and would like a little support. I'd love to help you get started!

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