Skype ppt

12,082 views

Published on

Skype ppt

  1. 1. Claudia Martinez Kassandra Hernandez Chantal Mireles
  2. 2. WHAT IS SKYPE? <ul><li>Is a software application that allows users to make voice 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. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Skype is an IP telephony service provider that offers free calling between computers and low-cost calling to regular telephones that aren't connected to the Internet. Included in the free service is a soft-phone application that can be downloaded to any laptop or desktop computer. </li></ul>
  3. 4. HOW TO USE IT <ul><li>Skype is, basically, a way to call anyone in the world – for free. Anyone who has a computer, or Skype-capable phone . </li></ul><ul><li>You could probably manage it without any problem. </li></ul>
  4. 5. HOW DO WE GET IT? <ul><li>You go to www.skype.com and download it. It takes a few minutes to install, and as soon as you registered a call-name, it is ready to use. It is that simple. Seriously. </li></ul>
  5. 6. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO PAY FOR? <ul><li>Nothing! It’s FREE to create a call name, and free to call anyone else with Skype . No hidden charges, no expiration dates. Just free! </li></ul>
  6. 7. DO WE NEED A MICROPHONE AND HEADSET? <ul><li>If your computer or phone is already equipped for this, you needn’t buy anything either. You should get a microphone and headset – or if you simply just want one. </li></ul>
  7. 8. HOW DO WE MAKE A CALL? <ul><li>You just log into Skype , click on the contact you want to call, and press the call button . It will then ring them – like a phone – and they can answer. Just like a real phone. </li></ul>
  8. 9. DOES IT SOUND STRANGE, TALKING THROUGH A COMPUTER? <ul><li>The quality of your speakers will have something to do with it, but we can honestly tell anyone it sounds very phone-like on a Laptop or desktop computer. </li></ul>
  9. 10. WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO FOR FREE WITH SKYPE? <ul><li>All you need is the camera . Just select the option and you’re ready . You can also instant message . </li></ul><ul><li>Now you’ve realized Skype is pretty cool . It may not be a necessity in the US, where local calls are free, but over here in Mexico it is a way better. . It’s particularly fantastic when making naughty phone calls to another country – free calls mean you can take your time and have a proper conversation. </li></ul>
  10. 11. SKYPE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS Assessing Skype for the classroom
  11. 12. PROS <ul><li>Real-time, authentic communication with speakers of students’ target language </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn about foreign cultures from peers who live in them, bringing these cultures to life </li></ul><ul><li>Students are forced to practice both written and oral skills in target language </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarizes students with internet-based communication, the form that is quickly replacing all others in day-to-day life </li></ul>
  12. 13. CONS <ul><li>Setup may be time-consuming </li></ul><ul><li>ePal school attendance may impact value of individual student’s experience </li></ul><ul><li>Parents may be uncomfortable with students using webchat software in classroom </li></ul>
  13. 14. CONSIDERATIONS FOR TEACHERS <ul><li>In order for students to have a rewarding and safe experience with a new technology, teachers must first be familiar with it. Skype can be a valuable tool in foreign language learning, but as with any use of the internet, it does not come without risks. </li></ul>

×