Skype is also available for Windows Windows (Business version) Windows (Beta) Mac OS X Mac OS X (Beta) Linux Windows Mobile WiFi phones Cordless phones 3 Skypephone Nokia N800/N810
Features of Skype
Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
Free instant messaging.
Free video call.
Forward calls to a phone when you're offline.
***Head set or mic needed***
Skype; Add Ons
Games, that allow you to play in real time with someone.
Games include: Chinese checkers and backgammon .
The educational usage for these is when you are in a boring class and need to kill time.
Skype; Add Ons
Cucku backup, backs your computer files up to a trusted Skype contact or second PC. Free to use.
The educational use for this is more for teachers, as a tool to back up their student files. Students can use this as well for their home files, but this feature would be more useful to high school and college students.
Skype Add ons
InnerPass Share and Collaborate
Free. Used for file sharing and a collaboration tool.
Useful as an education tool because teachers from different schools can communicate and use as an in class resource.
Skype Add Ons
Yugma SE team collaboration
Includes screen sharing capabilities, like BB. Also has a whiteboard like BB, with annotation. Up to 11 people can use at the same time.
As an educational tool, kids from different schools can work in groups on projects.
Free is always good!
User friendly, in my opinion!
Add ons are cool! Play a friend in real time.
Available for a variety of platforms.
Handicap features are on an older version and not available on current version.