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  1. 1. By: Mohamed El Malik Class: 8A Teacher: Mr. Christodoulou
  2. 3. <ul><li>Originally made as a communication program </li></ul><ul><li>Many ways to communicate through Skype: </li></ul><ul><li>Instant message conversation, </li></ul><ul><li>Video call. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use in the classroom. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Skype does not need to be bought but can easily be installed on and the minimum requirements are: </li></ul><ul><li>PC running Windows 2000, XP or Vista. (Windows 2000 users require DirectX 9.0 for video calls). </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection – broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls). </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers and microphone – built-in or separate. </li></ul><ul><li>For voice and video calls we recommend a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam. </li></ul><ul><li>For High Quality Video calls you will need a high quality video webcam and software, a dual-core processor computer and a fast broadband connection (384 kbps). </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Free pc to pc calls for every Skype user. </li></ul><ul><li>Free video calls </li></ul><ul><li>Call mobile phones and land lines for amazingly low rates. </li></ul><ul><li>Free instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Forward your calls to your mobile when you are offline. </li></ul><ul><li>SMS messages to mobiles </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>It creates an easier way to communicate between peers and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>An easy way to ask teachers questions with out stressing about it. </li></ul><ul><li>An easy way to share ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>It lets the teacher avoid excuses like ‘I didn’t know’ </li></ul><ul><li>It is a more appealing way for the students , and their peers to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students in language classes to communicate with other students all around the world </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>This program can also be used for video calls, serving school purposes </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be used for voice calls serving school purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used for communicating with people outside your school and share your experiences with them, or even students in the same school. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be downloaded on a handheld device (e.g.. Pda, mobile phone, iphone etc.) </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Free when you talk pc to pc if both ends have Skype. </li></ul><ul><li>Only charged when you call to phone or mobile, but we wont use that. </li></ul><ul><li>Free in any time of voice and video conversation with another pc. </li></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>Easy to access other students as well as teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>No need to stress over not knowing homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Can share work easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to ask about materials you are not sure of. </li></ul><ul><li>You can see the other person if you need to. </li></ul><ul><li>It is free to install and use to call pc to pc! </li></ul><ul><li>It is more appealing for students in this age group (11-17) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows communication even with students outside the school </li></ul>
  9. 15. <ul><li>Not every class has an accessible computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Not very practical because you have to be online so that you can be spoken to. </li></ul><ul><li>Also unpractical because you must add everyone you want to talk to. </li></ul><ul><li>Must install at home if you want to use at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot use microphones and webcams in all classes. </li></ul>
  10. 16. <ul><li>I personally think that it is not practical to use Skype in school because of many reasons such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Both people must be online in order to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>You must add everyone you want to talk to (a lot of people). </li></ul><ul><li>An alternative communicative program is Ning which is much more practical. </li></ul>
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