I've Got Skype – Now What?

via Engaging the Digital Natives by Jerri Davis

I know you have heard it all before…Skype is a wonderful way for teachers to open up their classrooms and their students to the world. Skype allows students to the experience the world in a way that they may never of had an opportunity to do before. Skype gives students opportunities to learn from other students in other parts of the world opening cultures and expanding their knowledge.

But now that you have Skype what do you do next? How do you get started?

Well I recently found this great posting: 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom, from TeachingDegree.Org.

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom lists ways to use Skype that range from resources for getting started to promoting education to promoting community. There is even a section of ideas for teachers and parents. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom is a great resource for virtual field trips, connecting with authors, professional development, and connecting parents and teachers. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom is an extensive lists of resources to help get started with a tool that people just can’t stop talking about!

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