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Skype in the K-12 Classroom

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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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  • 1. 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
  • 2. "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. 3
    Classroom Window on the World
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/2178274470/
  • 4. Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogimogi/2990877511/
    Is this you?
  • 5. I get it.Really. I do.
  • 6. 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. 7
    Agenda
    What Skype is
    Why you need it
    How to get started
    LIVE DEMO
  • 8. 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. 9
    What Skype Is…
    • Free videoconferencing software for PC & Mac
    • 10. Also: text chat, file transfers
    • 11. Worldwide, multilingual
    • 12. A social network: 521,000,000 users as of Q2 2009*
    • 13. 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
  • 14. 10
    Why you need it
    • At School
    • 15. Easiest/cheapest way to connect your class to the outside world
    • 16. Great for Personal Learning Networks
    • 17. At Home
    • 18. Connect with Friends & Family
    • 19. Skype Phones
  • Why you need it
  • 20. Why you need it
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/145149271/
    Because NOT COLLABORATING…
    …is NOTan OPTION
  • 21. Connecting
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2755743456/
  • 22. Oprah Skypes!
    Image credit: http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2009/05/20/Oprah Winfrey meets Josh Silverman on Skype.jpg
  • 23. 15
    How to get started
    • Install a webcam
    • 24. Download: http://skype.com
    • 25. Create account, sign in
    • 26. Make a test call
    • 27. Search for, add Skype contacts
    • 28. Start Skyping!
    * Built-in webcams on laptops work GREAT!
  • 29. 16
    globalexplorers.wikispaces.com
    http://globalexplorers.wikispaces.com
  • 30. NCS Grade 3 Immigration Wiki
    3rd Grade Immigration Project @ my school
  • 31. Skype in Schools Wiki
    http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com
  • 32. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
    http://bit.ly/skype50ways
  • 33. K-12 Considerations
    Firewalls
    Static IP
    Video AUP
    HAVE A PLAN
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/249927484/
  • 34. Multi-chat Alternatives
    Software
    http://www.oovoo.com/
    No software
    http://www.tokbox.com/
    http://tinychat.com/
    http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/
  • 35. LIVE DEMO!
    Someone in the audience is going to sign up for Skype … right now!
    Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
  • 36. Thank You | Wrap-Up | Q&A
    http://bit.ly/23skidoo(workshop evaluation)