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  • 1. Agenda Agenda What is Skype? What does Skype offer? Where can you use Skype? Skype in the Classroom! How do you use Skype?
  • 2. What is Skype? What is Skype? “Software that enables the world’s conversations” Millions of individuals and businesses are members Free video and voice calls, instant messages, and file sharing Low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles
  • 3. What Does Skype Offer? What does Skype offer? Features Skype-to-Skype Calls SMS (Text Messaging) Free Video Calls Online Number Call Landlines and Mobiles Voicemail Conference Calls Voicemail to Text Skype To Go Number Call Forwarding Instant Messaging Call Transfer Group Instant Messaging Caller ID Send Files Skype Access Screen Sharing Can Not Be Use To Call 911
  • 4. Where Can You Use you use Where can Skype? Skype? Skype on Your Computer Free Skype-toSkype Calls Free Instant Messaging Free Video Calls Call Phones and Mobiles Voicemail Forward Calls to a Phone when your Offline
  • 5. Where Can You Use Skype? Where can you use Skype? Skype Mobile Allows you to access your Skype account on a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android) Free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM with Verizon Wireless Skype-to-Skype, IM and global calls from Skype mobile™ don’t use your wireless plan minutes Skype is ‘always on’ to receive calls anytime
  • 6. Where Can You Use Skype? Where can you use Skype? Skype To Go Number Buy Skype Credit or a Subscription to activate your number Get a number that’s local to your area code Use any phone to call your Skype To Go number and reach your international contacts at regular Skype rates
  • 7. Where Can You Use you use Where can Skype? Skype?
  • 8. Where Can You Use Skype? Where can you use Skype? Skype at Work Free Skype-toSkype calls anywhere in the world Face-to-Face meetings with out ever leaving your desk Video conferencing for multi-person meetings Safely chat and send large files easily
  • 9. Skype in The Classrooms Where Can You Use Skype? A Few of the Many Ways To Use Skype in the Classroom Author Visits & Guest Lectures (Have author's & guest lecturers come to your classroom via Skype.) Pen Pal Projects with Students All Over The World (No longer just pen and paper communication, you can Skype with partner classrooms across the country or across the world. You can also arrange book discussions that demonstrate the different perspectives of readers from different places and cultures.) Parent / Teacher Conferences (Whether a parent has to miss a regular conference or a concern comes up that requires speaking with a parent, Skype can provide an opportunity to connect with a parent that may not otherwise be available for a conference.) Professional Development (Reach out to national education experts whose travel would typically blow out your budget or set up inter-district conferences to compare notes with schools and districts who have found success facing similar challenges.)
  • 10. Skype in The Classrooms Where Can You Use Skype? A Few of the Many Ways To Use Skype in the Classroom Connect Special Needs Students (Students who may have to be out of the classroom due to special needs or IEP requirements don’t have to miss any special events in the classroom with Skype.) Foreign Culture Lessons. (Skype allows students to see first hand what people’s homes, schools, clothing, weather, and more looks like. If a festival takes place, Skype can bring it to your classroom too.) Field Trips (If students aren’t able to participate in a field trip due to factors such as budgetary or distance constraints, use Skype to bring the field trip into the classroom.) Share Students’ Work With Parents (Let parents get a first-hand look at what their children are doing with Skype.)
  • 11. Getting Started Getting Started
  • 12. Downloading Skype to Your Computer Downloading Skype To Your Computer
  • 13. Starting Up Your Skype Account Starting Up Your Skype Account Once you have a Skype Name and Password, you can sign in immediately and be connected to millions!
  • 14. Your Skype Your Skype Home Screen Home Screen on Windows
  • 15. SMS on your Windows SMS Screen
  • 16. Phone Calls on Windows Placing Calls
  • 17. Video Chat Video Chatting on Your Windows
  • 18. Skype Wrap-Up Skype Wrap-Up Free Skype-to-Skype Calls, Video Calls, Instant Messaging, File Sharing, and Screen Sharing Skype-To-Go number, Calling Abroad, and Text Messages Communicate with almost anyone anywhere in the world
  • 19. Skype Wrap-Up Skype Wrap-Up ANY QUESTIONS?