What is skype

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What is skype

  1. 1. What is Skype? A fast and easy way to connect with the world around us.
  2. 2. What can we do with Skype? <ul><li>Free video calling to anyone around the world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A whole class could have the opportunity to experience first hand what other cultures are like. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group video calling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A teacher can connect with other teachers from different countries and then everyone can get together at once. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome to Skype in the classroom <ul><li>According to Skype they are connected with 16,131 teachers from all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>They have 841 projects occurring and 560 available resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Skype says, “Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What you can do on Skype in the classroom <ul><li>“ Skype in the classroom brings together a community of people and information to save teachers time and help them make the most of Skype and the international teaching community” (Skype). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Once teachers create a profile that sets out their interests, specialties and location, they can create projects. Projects are a way for teachers to find partner classes, partner teachers or guest speakers for a specific learning activity. You can browse through projects or even search by keyword, which makes it easy for teachers to share expertise and collaborate on projects even when they don’t already know each other” (Skype). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teachers can also browse through a members-only directory to find teachers who can offer them help, or whom they might be able to help. Once teachers find someone they’d like to connect with, they can add that person as a Skype contact. There’s also a directory of resources to help teachers share inspiring videos, links and tips around using in their classrooms” (Skype). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Work Citied <ul><li>All information in this power point came directly from the Skype website. </li></ul><ul><li>http://education.skype.com/about </li></ul>

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