Got Skype, Now What

March 5, 2010

presentation at http://voicethread.com/#q+got+skype.b932040.i5026915

Ideas for use

  • Skype other room – pose math puzzle, reading, share video or other files
  • give everybody in the school skype and use for basic communication
  • rainy day recess fun times
  • planning or meeting when resources are in different locations
  • workshops and training across district
  • connect with library, read across library, special events at the library, etc
  • skype with a school in another state, ask each other map based questions and try to figure out where the person on the other side is…
  • partner class and share learning, or ask each other questions to go find out and answer next time
  • festival of lights type traditions, skype with someone there that can talk about the traditions
  • skype an author http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  • find people at http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com/Directory

other links

http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/using-skype-at-school.html

http://www.edutopia.org/skype-internet-tool-students

http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/newyorkteacher_14270.htm

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