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Skype in the K-12 Classroom: Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate!

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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    Skype in the K-12 Classroom Skype in the K-12 Classroom Presentation Transcript

    • 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 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/
    • Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogimogi/2990877511/
      Is this you?
    • I get it.Really. I do.
    • Skype is … so:
      Easy
      Useful
      Powerful
      Connective
      Constructive
      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/
    • 7
      Agenda
      What Skype is
      Why you need it
      How to get started
      LIVE DEMO
    • Parking Lot(s)
      NEW TO SKYPE? CLICK HERE:http://bit.ly/skype-newbies
      EXPERIENCED SKYPIST? CLICK HERE:http://bit.ly/skype-users
      Comments? Questions? Ideas?
    • 9
      What Skype Is…
      • 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”
      * Schonfeld, E. (n.d.). Skype Hits 521 Million Users And $185 Million In Quarterly Revenue . Retrieved October 29, 2009, from http://bit.ly/39fNk5
    • 10
      Why you need it
      • 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
    • Why you need it
    • Why you need it
      Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/145149271/
      Because NOT COLLABORATING…
      …is NOTan OPTION
    • Connecting
      Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2755743456/
    • Oprah Skypes!
      Image credit: http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2009/05/20/Oprah Winfrey meets Josh Silverman on Skype.jpg
    • 15
      How to get started
      • Install a webcam
      • Download: http://skype.com
      • Create account, sign in
      • Make a test call
      • Search for, add Skype contacts
      • Start Skyping!
      * Built-in webcams on laptops work GREAT!
    • 16
      globalexplorers.wikispaces.com
      http://globalexplorers.wikispaces.com
    • NCS Grade 3 Immigration Wiki
      3rd Grade Immigration Project @ my school
    • Skype in Schools Wiki
      http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com
    • 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
      http://bit.ly/skype50ways
    • K-12 Considerations
      Firewalls
      Static IP
      Video AUP
      HAVE A PLAN
      Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/249927484/
    • Multi-chat Alternatives
      Software
      http://www.oovoo.com/
      No software
      http://www.tokbox.com/
      http://tinychat.com/
      http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/
    • LIVE DEMO!
      Someone in the audience is going to sign up for Skype … right now!
      Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
    • Thank You | Wrap-Up | Q&A
      http://bit.ly/23skidoo(workshop evaluation)