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Skyping the Classroom Amanda Clay Powers Mississippi State University February 11, 2011
Skype—what is it? <ul><li>Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Video Chat or Phone Calls </li></ul>
Skype for Educators <ul><li>Skype’s blog for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Experts willing to visit class via Skype </li></u...
Uses for Skype in the Classroom <ul><li>After school help </li></ul><ul><li>Field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li>...
More Uses for Skype  <ul><li>Invite guests from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Sick students or teachers can partici...
Even More Uses for Skype <ul><li>Network with other instructional technology teachers  </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students ...
Help for Installing Skype <ul><li>Tutorpipe.com </li></ul><ul><li>BrightHub </li></ul><ul><li>EdTechTeacher </li></ul>
Privacy and Skype for Students <ul><li>Do not use their full name </li></ul><ul><li>Do not complete a Skype personal profi...
Questions?  Let’s talk. <ul><li>Amanda Clay Powers </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Reference Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>A...
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Skyping The Classroom

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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.

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