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Skype in the classroom

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Telecommunication

  1. 1. SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM HOSSEIN MIREMADIFriday, July 29, 2011
  2. 2. WHAT IS SKYPE? SKYPE IS A DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS USERS TO VIDEO-CALL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FREE OF CHARGE. THE PROGRAM ALLOWS FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT THROUGH USE OF COMPUTER WEBCAMS. SKYPE ALSO ALLOWS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COMPUTERS AND LANDLINES/MOBILES FOR A SMALL PER MINUTE FEE. VIDEO GROUP OR CONFERENCE CALLING IS ALSO A FREE FEATURE OF THE PROGRAM.Friday, July 29, 2011
  3. 3. SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM SKYPE MAY BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM TO CONNECT STUDENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THIS WORLD-WIDE CONNECTION CAN BE USED ACROSS CONTENT AREAS AS A WAY TO TIE IN LANGUAGE, MUSIC, HISTORY, ART, ETC. STUDENTS GET INSTANT EXPOSURE TO VARIOUS CULTURES, RELIGIONS, ETHNICITIES, ETC.Friday, July 29, 2011
  4. 4. TEACHER COLLABORATION SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM ALLOWS TEACHERS A FORUM TO COMMUNICATE SHARE IDEAS. SKYPE ALLOWS CREATES A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR TEACHERS WORLD-WIDE.Friday, July 29, 2011
  5. 5. SKYPE USE LOCALLY SKYPE CAN BE USED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM, BUILDING, OR DISTRICT. IT FORMS A VISUAL CONNECTION WITH OTHER CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES, EXPERIMENTS, ETC. ELIMINATING ISSUES OF SPACE, REPETITION, AND TIME. SKYPE ALSO ACCESS TO THE CLASSROOM FOR STUDENTS WHO MAY BE UNABLE TO ATTEND A PARTICULAR DAY FOR WHATEVER REASON.Friday, July 29, 2011
  6. 6. PROBLEMS WITH SKYPE? SKYPE MAY DISTRACT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FROM ACHIEVING STANDARDS AND GOALS. STUDENT INTERACTION MAY FOCUS PRIMARILY ON THE SOCIAL ASPECT WITH LITTLE FOCUS ON THE CONTENT. VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION WITH OTHER TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS MAY NOT RUN AS PLANNED. NO GUARANTEES. TIME. HOW CAN VIDEOCONFERENCING BE JUSTIFIED AS AN EFFICIENT USE OF CLASSROOM TIME. AGAIN NO GUARANTEES STANDARDS WILL BE MET.Friday, July 29, 2011
  7. 7. HOW TO MAKE IT WORK SKYPE CAN BE AN INVALUABLE COMMUNICATION TOOL CONNECTING THE STUDENTS TO THE WORLD. TEACHERS NEED TO DO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WORK, RESEARCH, AND COMMUNICATION PRIOR TO USE TO MAKE SURE GOALS ARE REACHED. AS WITH ALL TECHNOLOGIES, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ALIKE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE DOWNFALLS OF THE PROGRAM AND HAVE A CLEAR SET OF NORMS ESTABLISHED.Friday, July 29, 2011
  8. 8. SOURCES HTTP://WWW.EDWEEK.ORG/DD/ARTICLES/ 2011/02/09/02SKYPE.H04.HTML HTTP://WWW.GOOD.IS/POST/SKYPE-S-NEW-EDUCATION- PLATFORM-CONNECTS-CLASSROOMS-AROUND-THE- GLOBE/ HTTP://EDUCATION.SKYPE.COM/Friday, July 29, 2011

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