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Tips, Tricks, Ideas on using VoiceThread to Connect the voices of students and educators.
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Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift | Connected Voices | Scoop.it

By Kathyh Ishizuka

 

"The ability for classrooms to beam in authors, subject experts, and fellow students from around the world has been one of the great advantages afforded by Skype. Commonly used by librarians and other K–12 educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, the service just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge.

 

"A feature previously available only to paid Skype Premium subscribers, Group Video Calling allows users to connect via Webcam with up to 10 parties. Skype’s blog post details instructions for signing up for free video calling. (Authentication may take 48 hours)"


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Guest Post: Teacher Reflections on Collaborative VoiceThreads on ... | Connected Voices | Scoop.it
Leading up to the actual delivery of the lesson over the culminating VoiceThread project, the students in Lisa and Peg's classes had done a number of other activities critical to the success of their final products.
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Pain and Remedies of Sharing iPads in Schools

Pain and Remedies of Sharing iPads in Schools | Connected Voices | Scoop.it

"There is no end to the uses of the iPad in education. I’ve discussed that ad nauseum on this blog. As a learning tool, it has the potential to make a great positive change to learning. The only problem is Apple designed it for individual use. Schools are designed for ( or budgeted for) shared use. Conventional wisdom is for iPad use to occur in a 1:1 or BYOD Environment. In the best case scenario, I wholeheartedly agree. Unfortunately, financial realities will often dictate that sharing is the only viable option if we want our students to enjoy the benefits of the iPad. It can be done effectively – I’ve shared my thoughts early in the year about the pros and cons of shared iPads – but doesn’t happen without some time consuming workarounds. What follows is my take on the pains (and remedies) of sharing iPads in a rather large Primary (elementary) school."


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VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
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