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This presentation was created for the 11th Annual MegaResource Conference held at Mississippi State University on February 11, 2011.

This presentation was created for the 11th Annual MegaResource Conference 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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]
    MegaResources Mississippi State University Libraries