Skype presentation 2011

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Skype presentation 2011

  1. 1. Get started with Skype <ul><li>What Is Skype? </li></ul><ul><li>Skype is a convenient and inexpensive way to communicate. The service uses your internet connection to help you chat with your friends online. The application is free from the official Skype website. </li></ul><ul><li>What is needed to use Skype? </li></ul><ul><li>A computer, internet access, webcam and Skype software are all you need. A microphone, speakers or headset can be used as well. </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get started? </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Skype and opening a new account only takes a few minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Skyping for the first time! </li></ul><ul><li>Making the call. </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Skype?
  3. 3. What is needed to use Skype?
  4. 4. How do I get Started? <ul><li>Type Skype.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Download” tab </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your Operating System (Windows, Mac etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Download now” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save file” from the pop-up window </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Skypesetup.exe when it is done downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Run” </li></ul><ul><li>Click drop down menu and choose language </li></ul><ul><li>Read and accept user license agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Click install. Skype will start the installation process </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out all the required information </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to check the license agreement box </li></ul><ul><li>Click next </li></ul><ul><li>Enter a valid e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>Select a country </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Sign in” </li></ul><ul><li>Click arrow to start Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Start –up page will appear </li></ul>
  5. 5. Skyping for the first time <ul><li>Click - New contact when adding a contact </li></ul><ul><li>Search for your contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Import contacts from your e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the name of the person you want to call </li></ul><ul><li>Click - Call </li></ul>
  6. 6. Welcome to Skype in the Classroom <ul><li>A place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. </li></ul><ul><li>http :// education.skype.com/ </li></ul>1085 Projects 17631 Teachers 582 Resources
  7. 7. <ul><li>Interview authors, astronauts and other amazing individuals from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with classrooms, businesses and more in multi-disciplinary projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore a volcano, rainforest, or history museum in virtual fieldtrips with experts in the field or even share your field trip experiences with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice conversational foreign languages with native speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide additional support for students needing extra attention or unable to come to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite a guest lecturer from leading educators and experts from anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore foreign cultures first hand with classroom to classroom video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast a performance or project to parents and families unable to make it to school. </li></ul><ul><li>Access and share professional development opportunities with educators on the go. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with innovative educators to plan units, lessons, and more. </li></ul>Suggestions on How to Use Skype in Your Classroom:

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