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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

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Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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Twitter Handbook for Teachers

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Another great resource to add to our section " Twitter for Teachers " here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Twitter Handbook for Teachers is an excellent guide from Lasic featuring some practical tips on how teachers can use Twitter for educational purposes. I have really enjoyed this guide and I am pretty sure you will like it as well. Have a look and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:34 AM

 

A MUST have for any teaching (NOT ONLY) person!!!

 

Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Education+3.0


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2013 2:37 AM

This is another useful link to help teachers understand a little more about Twitter. Worth a browse.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:45 PM

My, my, my...how things have changed in the classroom thanks to technology innovation!

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | E-Learning - Lernen mit Elektronischen Medien | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.