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  • Skype Msu Presentation

    1. 1. in the Classroom Presented by: Dr. Julia VanderMolen [email_address] Davenport University
    2. 2. <ul><li>Skype is a software application that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service, and in some countries to free-of-charge numbers are free, while calls to other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee (about 2 cents a minute). Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Getting Skype <ul><li>Skype is a free download (Windows or Mac) @ </li></ul><ul><li>Most newer computers will have a built in Microphone and speakers and camera </li></ul><ul><li>You may choose to connect an external mic or a web camera </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why use Skype? <ul><li>Imagine the possibilities. No really, IMAGINE the possibilities! </li></ul><ul><li>Globalize your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your teaching repertoire. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance student learning. </li></ul><ul><li>And of course, students love it! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Mini Tutorial Skype for Teachers in 3 Minutes from TeacherTube
    6. 6. Tips for Privacy <ul><li>Allow calls only from people on your contact list </li></ul><ul><li>Allow chats only from people on my contact list </li></ul><ul><li>Receive calls to your online number only from people on my contact list </li></ul>Click on the Globe to view
    7. 7. Skype Uses <ul><li>Video Calls </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Calls </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>File Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>The Skype help page is very HELPFUL! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Ways to use Skype in the Classroom <ul><li>Connecting with an expert </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with another teacher or classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with a student who can’t be in class </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with authors of favorite books </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing for meetings </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sample Lesson Plan-Elementary <ul><li>Cultural Awareness Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Meet the Author </li></ul><ul><li>Want more ideas </li></ul>
    10. 10. Sample Lesson Plan-Secondary <ul><li>History Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Math Exploration’ </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Rock Star </li></ul><ul><li>Career Exploration </li></ul>
    11. 11. Sample Lesson Plan-Higher Ed <ul><li>Office Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Group Work </li></ul><ul><li>File Sharing </li></ul>
    12. 12. Connect with other Classrooms <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. Helpful Tips for Using Skype in the Classroom <ul><li>Seek assistance. (Instructional Technology Services or another tech savvy teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a “test run” if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it again. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice using the technology for personal use. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Voice Over Technology <ul><li>Explored </li></ul><ul><li>Skype (free!) </li></ul><ul><li>Face to Face Meeting Software </li></ul>
    15. 15. Voice Over Technology <ul><li>Other Resources </li></ul><ul><li>See Me, Hear Me: Skype in the Classroom School Library Journal article </li></ul><ul><li>Using Skype in the Classroom Cool Cat Teacher blog post </li></ul><ul><li>How to Set Up Skype and Use it in the Classroom Google Video </li></ul>
    16. 16. Skype Extra <ul><li>SkypeCap </li></ul><ul><li>Talk 'n' Write </li></ul><ul><li>CallGraph </li></ul>
    17. 17. What Else is Out There? <ul><li>Digsby </li></ul><ul><li>GoogleTalk </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo </li></ul><ul><li>Wimba Pronto* </li></ul>
    18. 18. Meebo
    19. 19. 30 Websites in 60 Minutes <ul><li>Maryland Libraries Learning 2.0 (aka the 23 Things): </li></ul><ul><li>Go2Web2.0: </li></ul>
    20. 20. References <ul><li>Katherine V. (Feb 24 2008). Skype sees surge in activity. Retrieved 24 Feb 2008 from . </li></ul><ul><li>Skype at School Why I Skype: See Me, Hear Me: Skype in the Classroom: </li></ul>