Skype Me

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This demonstrates the basics of Skype going from downloading it off of the website to making calls, chatting and video conferencing.

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Skype Me

  1. 1. Me Erik Wittmer Teacher207.wikispaces.com Skype =team207
  2. 2. What is Skype? <ul><li>Internet telephone and videophone service that is FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>FREE when calling computer to computer </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone when using just microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Videophone service with web cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Also contains instant message service </li></ul>Oprah Knows
  3. 3. Why Video Conference? <ul><li>Student Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about others who are in their community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine curricular areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about other teaching communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain insight about best teaching practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to communicate as they will </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for networking of teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes technology curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Step - By - Step Acquiring Skype <ul><li>Skype Website </li></ul><ul><li>Download program </li></ul>
  5. 5. Next Window
  6. 6. Saving install document
  7. 7. <ul><li>Create username and password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal vs. classroom debate </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. The Faces of Skype http://www.brothersoft.com/skype-for-mac-os-x-51175.html
  9. 10. Now the Fun Begins Buddy List
  10. 11. Contact Lists Online and active Online but idle Offline
  11. 12. Personalize message
  12. 13. Add a contact
  13. 16. Message when someone wants to add you as a contact + = Sure - = No thank you = Block
  14. 17. Archive Activity
  15. 18. Call Landlines for $
  16. 19. The Menus
  17. 20. Username/Website/Cell/City
  18. 21. Block yourself from the World
  19. 23. Mac vs. PC <ul><li>Meant for Work </li></ul><ul><li>Extra “stuff” found within PC </li></ul>
  20. 24. The Extras
  21. 25. Video Recorders <ul><li>Mac - ecamm </li></ul><ul><li>PC – Pamela </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of both </li></ul>
  22. 26. Education Uses <ul><li>Students record their conversations with authors or other interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Book discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Homework Line </li></ul><ul><li>Master Second Language (ELL) </li></ul><ul><li>Read Aloud from relatives/authors </li></ul><ul><li>International Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Bees, Geography Bees, Trivia Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Tissue Example </li></ul>
  23. 27. Planning for Videoconferencing <ul><li>Exchange school calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Time Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Should enhance, not replace lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Guide sheets to students </li></ul>
  24. 28. Besides Skype <ul><li>http://www.tokbox.com/# </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oovoo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.palbee.com/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sightspeed.com/ </li></ul>
  25. 29. Helpful Sites <ul><li>Skype Website </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis (CoolCatTeacher) </li></ul>
  26. 30. Questions/Confused/Afraid? <ul><li>My Professional Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Use me = Team207 </li></ul>

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