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As presented at the 2010 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City, NJ on November 4, 2010

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  • Skype in the K-12 Classroom: Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate!
    Kevin Jarrett
    Technology Facilitator, K-4
    Northfield Community School, Northfield NJ
    Twitter: @kjarrett | Email: kjarrett@ncs-nj.org
    Blog: http://www.ncs-tech.org
    Skype: kevin.jarrett
    Image credit: Stephen G. Eick (eick@acm.org) http://bit.ly/35lSAQ
  • "What would happen if the chalkboard was transformed into a ‘window on the World?’“ - RL, The Golden Fleece Wiki
    Quotable
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/funkybug/1538454520/
  • 3
    Classroom Window on the World
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/2178274470/
  • That’s nice.But … does THIS look familiar?
  • Is this you?
    Image credit: http://www.nuvatesolutions.com/images/tn_overworked2.jpg
  • I get it.Really. I do.
  • Skype is … so:
    Easy
    Useful
    Powerful
    Transformational
    ... and FUN
    Once you try it, it will be your new favorite technology tool!
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20494722@N00/151080481/
  • 8
    Skype is …
    • Free IM & videoconferencingsoftware for PC & Mac
    • Worldwide, multilingual
    • A social network: 560,000,000 users as of Q4 2009*
    • A “screen sharing” application
    • File transfers, too
    Malik, O. (2010, April 20). Skype By the Numbers: It's Really Big: Tech News « . http://gigaom.com/. Retrieved October 31, 2010, from http://bit.ly/9A7o5Q
  • Three Goals for Today
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/3876552794/
  • Goal #1
    DEMO SKYPE IN ACTION
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20494722@N00/151080481/
  • Goal #2
    IDENTIFY LEARNING USES & BENEFITS
    Image credit: http://www.freefoto.com/preview/2000-02-53?ffid=2000-02-53&k=Number+Two
  • Goal #3
    GET YOU EXCITED ENOUGH TO GET STARTED
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20494722@N00/151080481/
  • Yes, but…Why?
  • Skype is …
    One of the easiest & most powerful tools for “global collaborative projects”
    But it’s not all fun & games… there’s serious work to be done
    Image credit: http://mysbisd.com/ithinkilearniinspire/
  • Why you need it
  • Ready? Set? Let’s
  • Meet Heather Durnin
    Grade 7/8 teacher of “everything except French” at Turnberry Central Public School in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
    Skype: hdurnin
    Twitter: @hdurnin
    Classroom Web: heatherdurnin.com
  • Let’s talk resources…
  • Skype in Schools Wiki
    THESE
    ARE
    AWESOME
    http://digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com/Videoconferencing
  • Skype in Schools Wiki
    http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.net/
  • Skype in Schools Wiki
    http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com
  • Skype in Schools Wiki
    http://www.cilc.org/c/community/collaboration_center.aspx
  • 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
    http://bit.ly/skype50ways
  • Ready? Set? Let’s
  • Meet ChrissyYarzabeck
    First Grade Teacher, Derry Township School District, Hershey, PA
    Skype: christine.yarzabeck
    Twitter: @MissYarzabek
    Classroom Web:yarzabek.wikispaces.com
  • Now it’s YOUR TURN!
  • LIVE DEMO!
    Someone in the audience is going to sign up for Skype … right now!
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
  • 28
    How to get started
    • Install a webcam*
    • Download: http://skype.com
    • Create account, sign in
    • Make a test call
    • Find & add Skype contacts
    • Start planning
    * Built-in webcams on laptops work GREAT!
  • Questions?
    Kevin Jarrett
    Technology Facilitator, K-4
    Northfield Community School, Northfield NJ
    Twitter: @kjarrett | Email: kjarrett@ncs-nj.org
    Blog: http://www.ncs-tech.org
    Skype: kevin.jarrett