Beyond the Classroom with Skype
Josh Allen
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Papillion-La Vista Public Schools




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Why Skype?
Why Skype?

•Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or
 Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Why Skype?

•Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or
 Personal Learning Network (PLN)

•Bring the world into ...
Why Skype?

•Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or
 Personal Learning Network (PLN)

•Bring the world into ...
Why Skype?

•Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or
 Personal Learning Network (PLN)

•Bring the world into ...
Skype Facts
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com

• Free computer to computer calls
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com

• Free computer to computer calls

• Option to instant message,...
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com

• Free computer to computer calls

• Option to instant message,...
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com

• Free computer to computer calls

• Option to instant message,...
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com

• Free computer to computer calls

• Option to instant message,...
Skype Facts

• Software download is free at www.skype.com

• Free computer to computer calls

• Option to instant message,...
Accessories
Accessories

• Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes
  use headsets
Accessories

• Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes
  use headsets


• Webcam (external...
Accessories

• Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes
  use headsets


• Webcam (external...
Accessories

• Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes
  use headsets


• Webcam (external...
Accessories

• Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes
  use headsets


• Webcam (external...
Skype for PC Screen shot
Skype for PC (beta)   Skype for Mac
Administrator Skype examples
Administrator Skype examples

• “Skype” instead of call
Administrator Skype examples

• “Skype” instead of call


• Interviews
Administrator Skype examples

• “Skype” instead of call


• Interviews


• Go to meetings
Administrator Skype examples

• “Skype” instead of call


• Interviews


• Go to meetings


• Fine tune presentations
Administrator Skype examples

• “Skype” instead of call


• Interviews


• Go to meetings


• Fine tune presentations


• ...
Teacher Skype examples
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences


• Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences


• Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs


• Share...
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences


• Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs


• Share...
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences


• Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs


• Share...
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences


• Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs


• Share...
Teacher Skype examples

• Parent-teacher conferences


• Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs


• Share...
Other options
Other options

• iChat - Mac only
Other options

• iChat - Mac only


• Oovoo
Other options

• iChat - Mac only


• Oovoo


• Webinar tools - one to many
Other options

• iChat - Mac only


• Oovoo


• Webinar tools - one to many


  • Adobe Connect
Other options

• iChat - Mac only


• Oovoo


• Webinar tools - one to many


  • Adobe Connect


  • DimDim
Starting with Skype
Starting with Skype

•Ask your family
Starting with Skype

•Ask your family

•Develop your PLN
Starting with Skype

•Ask your family

•Develop your PLN

•People you meet here
Starting with Skype

•Ask your family

•Develop your PLN

•People you meet here

•Search for a new contacts by name or ema...
Starting with Skype

•Ask your family

•Develop your PLN

•People you meet here

•Search for a new contacts by name or ema...
Thanks for coming!



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  • 1. Whether for your team or yourself, Skype is an easy to way learn from a global community
    2. You don’t have to be the only expert your kids here from...improve instruction by taking students beyond the 4 walls of the classroom
    4. No such guarantees for outside the classroom
  • 1. Whether for your team or yourself, Skype is an easy to way learn from a global community
    2. You don’t have to be the only expert your kids here from...improve instruction by taking students beyond the 4 walls of the classroom
    4. No such guarantees for outside the classroom
  • 1. Whether for your team or yourself, Skype is an easy to way learn from a global community
    2. You don’t have to be the only expert your kids here from...improve instruction by taking students beyond the 4 walls of the classroom
    4. No such guarantees for outside the classroom
  • 1. Whether for your team or yourself, Skype is an easy to way learn from a global community
    2. You don’t have to be the only expert your kids here from...improve instruction by taking students beyond the 4 walls of the classroom
    4. No such guarantees for outside the classroom







  • Logitech Webcam 9000 - $80, PC only
    Pamela - basic version records up to 15 minutes for free; most expensive is $30
    Skype does have an Accessories page to do some shopping in
  • Logitech Webcam 9000 - $80, PC only
    Pamela - basic version records up to 15 minutes for free; most expensive is $30
    Skype does have an Accessories page to do some shopping in
  • Logitech Webcam 9000 - $80, PC only
    Pamela - basic version records up to 15 minutes for free; most expensive is $30
    Skype does have an Accessories page to do some shopping in
  • Logitech Webcam 9000 - $80, PC only
    Pamela - basic version records up to 15 minutes for free; most expensive is $30
    Skype does have an Accessories page to do some shopping in
  • Logitech Webcam 9000 - $80, PC only
    Pamela - basic version records up to 15 minutes for free; most expensive is $30
    Skype does have an Accessories page to do some shopping in
  • After this page show Mac version

  • 1. See their facial expressions - principals, facilitators - quicker to use Skype than look up and find a number or email
    2. Opens up a broader candidate pool w/out costing them money
    3. Whether you’re sick or don’t want to travel, you can still sit in on meetings
    4. When using the share screen function, you can see exactly what the other person is talking about
    5. Can be great for tech troubleshooting or tips
  • 1. See their facial expressions - principals, facilitators - quicker to use Skype than look up and find a number or email
    2. Opens up a broader candidate pool w/out costing them money
    3. Whether you’re sick or don’t want to travel, you can still sit in on meetings
    4. When using the share screen function, you can see exactly what the other person is talking about
    5. Can be great for tech troubleshooting or tips
  • 1. See their facial expressions - principals, facilitators - quicker to use Skype than look up and find a number or email
    2. Opens up a broader candidate pool w/out costing them money
    3. Whether you’re sick or don’t want to travel, you can still sit in on meetings
    4. When using the share screen function, you can see exactly what the other person is talking about
    5. Can be great for tech troubleshooting or tips
  • 1. See their facial expressions - principals, facilitators - quicker to use Skype than look up and find a number or email
    2. Opens up a broader candidate pool w/out costing them money
    3. Whether you’re sick or don’t want to travel, you can still sit in on meetings
    4. When using the share screen function, you can see exactly what the other person is talking about
    5. Can be great for tech troubleshooting or tips
  • 1. See their facial expressions - principals, facilitators - quicker to use Skype than look up and find a number or email
    2. Opens up a broader candidate pool w/out costing them money
    3. Whether you’re sick or don’t want to travel, you can still sit in on meetings
    4. When using the share screen function, you can see exactly what the other person is talking about
    5. Can be great for tech troubleshooting or tips
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information
  • 3. Outside source - other student or expert on a subject
    4. Expert/Author - don’t have to pay travel :) Q & A - Zoo, wetland/watershed experts
    5. Rumsey example - ppt Dr. Seuss game
    6. Sharing research - Connect Nebraska mention; Skyping different states for information





  • 1. Family members are a great low stress way to try it out
    2. Where do you go to learn now? Find people through your prof organizations. Get on Twitter - always someone willing to say Hi.
    3. Ask the person next to you if they’re interested in trying it out
    4. The problem with searching by name is it’s a global community. Searching by email is only good if the person has used that email - some are cautious about using district or common email to sign up.
    5. Make an initial call just to push buttons to see what happens - 4th grade example from Kali’s class vs Melissa’s
  • 1. Family members are a great low stress way to try it out
    2. Where do you go to learn now? Find people through your prof organizations. Get on Twitter - always someone willing to say Hi.
    3. Ask the person next to you if they’re interested in trying it out
    4. The problem with searching by name is it’s a global community. Searching by email is only good if the person has used that email - some are cautious about using district or common email to sign up.
    5. Make an initial call just to push buttons to see what happens - 4th grade example from Kali’s class vs Melissa’s
  • 1. Family members are a great low stress way to try it out
    2. Where do you go to learn now? Find people through your prof organizations. Get on Twitter - always someone willing to say Hi.
    3. Ask the person next to you if they’re interested in trying it out
    4. The problem with searching by name is it’s a global community. Searching by email is only good if the person has used that email - some are cautious about using district or common email to sign up.
    5. Make an initial call just to push buttons to see what happens - 4th grade example from Kali’s class vs Melissa’s
  • 1. Family members are a great low stress way to try it out
    2. Where do you go to learn now? Find people through your prof organizations. Get on Twitter - always someone willing to say Hi.
    3. Ask the person next to you if they’re interested in trying it out
    4. The problem with searching by name is it’s a global community. Searching by email is only good if the person has used that email - some are cautious about using district or common email to sign up.
    5. Make an initial call just to push buttons to see what happens - 4th grade example from Kali’s class vs Melissa’s
  • 1. Family members are a great low stress way to try it out
    2. Where do you go to learn now? Find people through your prof organizations. Get on Twitter - always someone willing to say Hi.
    3. Ask the person next to you if they’re interested in trying it out
    4. The problem with searching by name is it’s a global community. Searching by email is only good if the person has used that email - some are cautious about using district or common email to sign up.
    5. Make an initial call just to push buttons to see what happens - 4th grade example from Kali’s class vs Melissa’s
  • Jeff Dicks is a superintendent in Iowa. Quote found on Twitter.

  • Beyond the classroom skype

    1. 1. Beyond the Classroom with Skype Josh Allen Instructional Technology Facilitator Papillion-La Vista Public Schools http://weblist.me/Edad-tech-conference
    2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrichard/3721335853/in/faves-27291024@N02/
    3. 3. Why Skype?
    4. 4. Why Skype? •Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    5. 5. Why Skype? •Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Personal Learning Network (PLN) •Bring the world into your classroom
    6. 6. Why Skype? •Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Personal Learning Network (PLN) •Bring the world into your classroom •Add more relevance to your rigor
    7. 7. Why Skype? •Expand your Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Personal Learning Network (PLN) •Bring the world into your classroom •Add more relevance to your rigor •Make your educational life easier
    8. 8. Skype Facts
    9. 9. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com
    10. 10. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com • Free computer to computer calls
    11. 11. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com • Free computer to computer calls • Option to instant message, audio call, or video call
    12. 12. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com • Free computer to computer calls • Option to instant message, audio call, or video call • Share your screen
    13. 13. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com • Free computer to computer calls • Option to instant message, audio call, or video call • Share your screen • Can call landline and mobile phones for a fee
    14. 14. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com • Free computer to computer calls • Option to instant message, audio call, or video call • Share your screen • Can call landline and mobile phones for a fee • Download the Skype app to your mobile phone and “Skype” for free
    15. 15. Skype Facts • Software download is free at www.skype.com • Free computer to computer calls • Option to instant message, audio call, or video call • Share your screen • Can call landline and mobile phones for a fee • Download the Skype app to your mobile phone and “Skype” for free • To use Skype, both you and the person you want to call have to have an account
    16. 16. Accessories
    17. 17. Accessories • Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes use headsets
    18. 18. Accessories • Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes use headsets • Webcam (external = $35-90+) for video calls - make sure it has a microphone built into it
    19. 19. Accessories • Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes use headsets • Webcam (external = $35-90+) for video calls - make sure it has a microphone built into it • Call recording
    20. 20. Accessories • Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes use headsets • Webcam (external = $35-90+) for video calls - make sure it has a microphone built into it • Call recording • Mac - ecamm - $20
    21. 21. Accessories • Microphone - built-in computer mic works fine; “professionals” sometimes use headsets • Webcam (external = $35-90+) for video calls - make sure it has a microphone built into it • Call recording • Mac - ecamm - $20 • PC - Pamela - variety of plans
    22. 22. Skype for PC Screen shot
    23. 23. Skype for PC (beta) Skype for Mac
    24. 24. Administrator Skype examples
    25. 25. Administrator Skype examples • “Skype” instead of call
    26. 26. Administrator Skype examples • “Skype” instead of call • Interviews
    27. 27. Administrator Skype examples • “Skype” instead of call • Interviews • Go to meetings
    28. 28. Administrator Skype examples • “Skype” instead of call • Interviews • Go to meetings • Fine tune presentations
    29. 29. Administrator Skype examples • “Skype” instead of call • Interviews • Go to meetings • Fine tune presentations • Work through questions from a student or staff member
    30. 30. Teacher Skype examples
    31. 31. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences
    32. 32. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences • Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs
    33. 33. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences • Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs • Share student presentations
    34. 34. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences • Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs • Share student presentations • Get feedback from an outside source
    35. 35. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences • Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs • Share student presentations • Get feedback from an outside source • Expert or author presentation
    36. 36. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences • Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs • Share student presentations • Get feedback from an outside source • Expert or author presentation • Read Across America Week
    37. 37. Teacher Skype examples • Parent-teacher conferences • Meet with other grade level teams - multi-building PLCs • Share student presentations • Get feedback from an outside source • Expert or author presentation • Read Across America Week • Share research you’ve done with students or expert
    38. 38. Other options
    39. 39. Other options • iChat - Mac only
    40. 40. Other options • iChat - Mac only • Oovoo
    41. 41. Other options • iChat - Mac only • Oovoo • Webinar tools - one to many
    42. 42. Other options • iChat - Mac only • Oovoo • Webinar tools - one to many • Adobe Connect
    43. 43. Other options • iChat - Mac only • Oovoo • Webinar tools - one to many • Adobe Connect • DimDim
    44. 44. Starting with Skype
    45. 45. Starting with Skype •Ask your family
    46. 46. Starting with Skype •Ask your family •Develop your PLN
    47. 47. Starting with Skype •Ask your family •Develop your PLN •People you meet here
    48. 48. Starting with Skype •Ask your family •Develop your PLN •People you meet here •Search for a new contacts by name or email address
    49. 49. Starting with Skype •Ask your family •Develop your PLN •People you meet here •Search for a new contacts by name or email address •Have a “bright, shiny object” trial
    50. 50. Thanks for coming! http://weblist.me/Edad-tech-conference
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