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This workshop was prepared for the 11th Annual MegaResource Workshop for K-12 Librarians held at Mississippi State University on February 11, 2011.

This workshop was prepared for the 11th Annual MegaResource Workshop for K-12 Librarians held at Mississippi State University on February 11, 2011.



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    • Skyping the Classroom Amanda Clay Powers Mississippi State University February 11, 2011
    • Skype—what is it?
      • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
      • Free Video Chat or Phone Calls
    • Skype for Educators
      • Skype’s blog for educators
      • Experts willing to visit class via Skype
      • Skype at School for Dummies
      • Diigo Links on Skype for Educators
    • Uses for Skype in the Classroom
      • After school help
      • Field trips
      • Interviews
      • Promoting Community
      • Connect special needs students
      • Connect with families from around the world
      • Present a performance
      Taken from TeachingDegree.org
    • More Uses for Skype
      • Invite guests from all over the world
      • Sick students or teachers can participate from home
      • Use Skype to connect with students in foreign countries
      • Connect with the authors of works they are reading
      • Demonstrate a lab activity using Skype's video capability.
      • Students can make presentations and do projects with students from different districts (or different countries)
      Taken from EdTechTeacher.org
    • Even More Uses for Skype
      • Network with other instructional technology teachers
      • Connect students with experts worldwide
      • Connect students who are learning similar & related content
      • Allow parents to see their students presenting
      • Allow students who are absent a chance to participate
      • Allow teams of teachers to meet virtually
      • Allow administrators to connect with classrooms from their office
      Taken from “ Mr. Leonard’s Class ”
    • Help for Installing Skype
      • Tutorpipe.com
      • BrightHub
      • EdTechTeacher
    • Privacy and Skype for Students
      • Do not use their full name
      • Do not complete a Skype personal profile
      • Do not reveal personal information to strangers
    • Questions? Let’s talk.
      • Amanda Clay Powers
      • Virtual Reference Project Manager
      • Ag & Life Sciences Librarian
      • Assistant Professor
      • [email_address]
      • http://facebook.com/amandaclaypowers
      • http://amandaclaypowers.com
      MegaResources Mississippi State University Libraries