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Engage students around the world in a meteorology lesson using Skype.
Earlier this year, Skype formalized a community through which teachers can collaborate with other teachers on projects that might incorporate Skype, share methodologies, or find partner classes and guest speakers. As one of the first beta-testers for Skype in the classroom, I proposed a “Weather Around the World” lesson for students and teachers to engage in using Skype. This lesson plan summarizes the core elements of this collaborative online learning activity.
Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find out how you can put this cool tool to work in your classroom.
Introducing Skype in the classroom
Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn.
It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms. Read more...
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