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  • 1. Regional Alternative School presentation
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    • Skype is video conferencing software.
      • Video/Audio/Text/Screen
      • Free
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    • Key Features
      • Video- With a webcam attached to your computer you can make calls with video from computer to computer. Currently this is limited to just two computers.
      • Audio- If you don’t have a webcam you can make audio calls. These are free as long as you are going from computer to computer.
      • Text- Skype allows you text like many instant messaging software.
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    • Additional Features
      • Screen Sharing- Skype allows you to share what you can see on your screen.
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    • Skype
      • Skype has provided a way for coordinators to meet across campuses.
      • Students in the SCORE program use this to contact their teachers.
      • Would be useful for staff to contact one another.
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    • Allows staff from distant campuses to contact each other in a face to face.
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    • Open Google Docs
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    • Use ScreenSharing to show someone what is happening on your computer.
      • A great way to get problems resolved remotely or share with someone else.
      • Great way to share part OR all of your screen.
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      • All information regarding Skype and RAS can be found at the RAS wiki page http://rasblm.pbworks.com/Skype
        • Download Skype
        • Skype Names
        • Questions
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    • To add contacts go to and choose New Contact. This will pop up a screen where you can search by Skype Name, email address, or Full Name.
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    • Most Difficulties with Skype occur due to audio and/or video problems.
    • You can adjust settings by going to Tools and then Options.
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