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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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  • 1. Skyping the Classroom Amanda Clay Powers Mississippi State University February 11, 2011
  • 2. Skype—what is it?
    • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
    • Free Video Chat or Phone Calls
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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 ”
  • 7. Help for Installing Skype
    • Tutorpipe.com
    • BrightHub
    • EdTechTeacher
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
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    MegaResources Mississippi State University Libraries