Skype in the K-12 Classroom: Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate!<br />Kevin Jarrett<br />Technology Facilitator, K-4<br...
&quot;What would happen if the chalkboard was transformed into a ‘window on the World?’“ - RL, The Golden Fleece Wiki<br /...
3<br />Classroom Window on the World<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/2178274470/<br />
Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogimogi/2990877511/<br />Is this you?<br />
I get it.Really. I do.<br />
Skype is … so:<br />Easy<br />Useful<br />Powerful<br />Connective<br />Constructive<br />Transformational<br />... and FU...
7<br />Agenda<br />What Skype is<br />Why you need it<br />How to get started<br />LIVE DEMO<br />
Parking Lot(s)<br />NEW TO SKYPE? CLICK HERE:http://bit.ly/skype-newbies<br />EXPERIENCED SKYPIST? CLICK HERE:http://bit.l...
9<br />What Skype Is…<br /><ul><li>Free videoconferencing software for PC & Mac
Also: text chat, file transfers
Worldwide, multilingual
A social network: 521,000,000 users as of Q2 2009*
Allows “screen sharing”</li></ul>* Schonfeld, E. (n.d.). Skype Hits 521 Million Users And $185 Million In Quarterly Revenu...
10<br />Why you need it<br /><ul><li>At School
Easiest/cheapest way to connect your class to the outside world
Great for Personal Learning Networks
At Home
Connect with Friends & Family
Skype Phones</li></li></ul><li>Why you need it<br />
Why you need it<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/145149271/<br />Because NOT COLLABORATING…<br />…is ...
Connecting<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2755743456/<br />
Oprah Skypes!<br />Image credit: http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2009/05/20/Oprah Winfrey meets Josh Silverman on Skype.jp...
15<br />How to get started<br /><ul><li>Install a webcam
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Skype in the K-12 Classroom: Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate!

Presented Thursday, 05-Nov-2009 at the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) annual convention in Atlantic City, NJ

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  1. 1. Skype in the K-12 Classroom: Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate!<br />Kevin Jarrett<br />Technology Facilitator, K-4<br />Northfield Community School, Northfield NJ<br />Twitter: @kjarrett | Email: kjarrett@ncs-nj.org<br />Blog: http://www.ncs-tech.org<br />Skype: kevin.jarrett<br />Image credit: Stephen G. Eick http://bit.ly/35lSAQ <br />
  2. 2. &quot;What would happen if the chalkboard was transformed into a ‘window on the World?’“ - RL, The Golden Fleece Wiki<br />Quotable<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/funkybug/1538454520/<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Classroom Window on the World<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/2178274470/<br />
  4. 4. Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogimogi/2990877511/<br />Is this you?<br />
  5. 5. I get it.Really. I do.<br />
  6. 6. Skype is … so:<br />Easy<br />Useful<br />Powerful<br />Connective<br />Constructive<br />Transformational<br />... and FUN<br />Once you try it, it will be your new favorite technology tool!<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20494722@N00/151080481/<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Agenda<br />What Skype is<br />Why you need it<br />How to get started<br />LIVE DEMO<br />
  8. 8. Parking Lot(s)<br />NEW TO SKYPE? CLICK HERE:http://bit.ly/skype-newbies<br />EXPERIENCED SKYPIST? CLICK HERE:http://bit.ly/skype-users<br />Comments? Questions? Ideas?<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />What Skype Is…<br /><ul><li>Free videoconferencing software for PC & Mac
  10. 10. Also: text chat, file transfers
  11. 11. Worldwide, multilingual
  12. 12. A social network: 521,000,000 users as of Q2 2009*
  13. 13. Allows “screen sharing”</li></ul>* Schonfeld, E. (n.d.). Skype Hits 521 Million Users And $185 Million In Quarterly Revenue . Retrieved October 29, 2009, from http://bit.ly/39fNk5 <br />
  14. 14. 10<br />Why you need it<br /><ul><li>At School
  15. 15. Easiest/cheapest way to connect your class to the outside world
  16. 16. Great for Personal Learning Networks
  17. 17. At Home
  18. 18. Connect with Friends & Family
  19. 19. Skype Phones</li></li></ul><li>Why you need it<br />
  20. 20. Why you need it<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/145149271/<br />Because NOT COLLABORATING…<br />…is NOTan OPTION<br />
  21. 21. Connecting<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2755743456/<br />
  22. 22. Oprah Skypes!<br />Image credit: http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2009/05/20/Oprah Winfrey meets Josh Silverman on Skype.jpg<br />
  23. 23. 15<br />How to get started<br /><ul><li>Install a webcam
  24. 24. Download: http://skype.com
  25. 25. Create account, sign in
  26. 26. Make a test call
  27. 27. Search for, add Skype contacts
  28. 28. Start Skyping!</li></ul>* Built-in webcams on laptops work GREAT!<br />
  29. 29. 16<br />globalexplorers.wikispaces.com<br />http://globalexplorers.wikispaces.com<br />
  30. 30. NCS Grade 3 Immigration Wiki<br />3rd Grade Immigration Project @ my school<br />
  31. 31. Skype in Schools Wiki<br />http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com<br />
  32. 32. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom<br />http://bit.ly/skype50ways<br />
  33. 33. K-12 Considerations<br />Firewalls<br />Static IP<br />Video AUP<br />HAVE A PLAN<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/249927484/<br />
  34. 34. Multi-chat Alternatives<br />Software<br />http://www.oovoo.com/<br />No software<br />http://www.tokbox.com/<br />http://tinychat.com/<br />http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/<br />
  35. 35. LIVE DEMO!<br />Someone in the audience is going to sign up for Skype … right now!<br />Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/<br />
  36. 36. Thank You | Wrap-Up | Q&A<br />http://bit.ly/23skidoo(workshop evaluation)<br />
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