Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
Skype Presentation
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Skype Presentation



Published in Education , Technology , Business
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Skype: Bringing the World to Your Classroom Mid-South Tech Conference December 10, 2009
  • 2. First Things First: Getting Skype into Your Classroom
    • Skype will not download in Memphis City Schools and possibly in several other districts.
    • As an alternative, you can run it completely from your USB flash drive.
    • Only requires about 25 MB of storage space on your flash drive.
  • 3. Making Skype Portable
    • On your home computer, download and install Skype.
    • Find the skype.exe file where it installed.
    • On your USB drive, create a folder and name it “Skype”.
    • Copy skype.exe into “Skype”.
    • Inside the Skype folder, create a folder and name it “Data”.
  • 4. Making Skype Portable (cont.)
    • Create a new file in Notepad, and name it “skype.bat”.
    • In this text file, add the following text:
    • skype.exe /datapath:”Data” /removable
    • Save it inside the Data folder, and exit Notepad.
    • Now Skype is portable for any PC.
    • Your call history, account settings, and other personal Skype settings stay on your USB flash drive not on the computer.
  • 5. An Alternative: USB Skype Memory Phone from Von-Phone
    • Plug and Play
    • No need to install Skype on PC
    • Currently $29.95
  • 6. Must Haves
    • Webcam
    • Microphone
    • Speakers
    • High Speed Internet Connection
    • Someone to call
  • 7. Who Can I Call?
    • Like-minded educators
    • People willing to Skype into your classroom.
    • Authors
    • People you already know—parents, grandparents, community members
  • 8. Ideas for Skype
    • Support ESL students or foreign language learning
    • Pen Pals
    • Read Alouds
    • Real conversations with real experts
    • Collaboration without boundaries
    • Homework helper
    • Virtual Substitute—Monitor your class.
  • 9. More information
  • 10. More Information (cont.)