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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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

 


Via Gust MEES, Mª Jesús García S.M., Juergen Wagner
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At Christmas I set up a Skype call with a two classes, one from Barcelona and the other from Ontario, Canada.  They asked each other questions and then finished by singing Xmas carols from their countries.  It was snowing in Ontario at the time and they even showed us what was happening through the window.  Fantastic for the kids!

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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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Very useful!

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

Via John Dalziel, juandoming, Lynnette Van Dyke, Amy Melendez, LaiaJoana
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CarolineBiro's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 AM

Une bonne idée!

nicolaperry's curator insight, February 28, 2013 2:53 AM

This could be a useful tool to help you improve your vocabulary

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Very nice for SAT/academic vocabulary. Good for  high level EFL students.

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Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way

Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

“And that's the grand dilemma of social networking: it's intended to allow participation, to let companies and individuals all engage and interact, but a...

 

As we have progressed, not only in our use of technology but also our understanding of effective leadership, we know that communication includes effective talking but, more importantly, listening. Being able to hear what is being said from those we serve is extremely important to how we develop our schools, and the conversation is extremely valuable. Yet, many schools and organizations use social media in the old fashion: sharing information but not having a conversation. In reality, just because you have ears doesn’t mean you are listening.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/09/26/dont-use-2-0-technology-1-0-way/

 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology, Louise Robinson-Lay, Ricard Garcia
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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 9:31 AM
Glad you liked this Gust!
Gust MEES's comment, November 16, 2012 9:48 AM
Hi Ana, thx very much! Looks like You had seen my Tweet about lack of knowledge about Social Media with Government and prompt there is a nice article from Ana to amplify my message ;) Have a great week-end :)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 11:04 AM
You too Gust! Yes, I did see them and thought how funny it was that we were both on the same wavelength! Have a relaxing weekend :-)
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Teachers and Social Media –Do’s and Don’ts:

Teachers and Social Media –Do’s and Don’ts: | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
This new digital age has everyone engaging in some form of social media -including teachers.  With the growing interest of educators in...

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10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey: Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials.

 

In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and .docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high.


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Eli's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:10 PM

Engagement is SO critical to learning, retention and productivity

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How to Humanize eLearning | Infographic

How to Humanize eLearning | Infographic | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
The How to Humanize eLearning Infographic provides useful tips that can help you humanize your content in order to resonate with your learners.

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It should go without say but it doesn't hurt to mention it! #elearning

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 11, 2015 12:10 PM

The How to Humanize eLearning Infographic provides useful tips that can help you humanize your content in order to resonate with your learners.


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The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have

The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
What does it take to have an effective online classroom? These skills are critical for both online students and teachers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 2013 9:57 PM

 

THE word "SUCCESS" for both, Students and Teachers ;)

 

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Interactive Learning Sites for Education | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

Via Gust MEES, Kevin Biles, Catherine Douthard, Tibshirani, Arthur Correia, Mª Jesús García S.M., M. Van Amelsvoort
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Wow!

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

Aulde de B's comment, September 7, 2013 1:43 PM
interactive sites for education,
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Great resources to share!

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Tiny Texts in English | Annette PORTE

Tiny Texts in English | Annette PORTE | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

 "Read, listen & learn a little English !"

Annette's new blog displays 'tiny texts' matched with takeaway tests, vocabulary notes and the corresponding recordings. Learners are likely to enjoy their tiny format  -and their everyday topics as well. - "Are you a mosquito magnet ?" (yesterday's post) looks like an itching issue for many of us at the moment :o)  | Annette Porte's comes from Scotland and currently lives & teaches in Italy.

 


Via Monica Mirza
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Very practical for a quick read with your students.  Also includes audio, vocabulary and short tests.  

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Gina Whitfield's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:13 PM

It's been around for a while and it's great. Short, snappy, current, usable texts and good for jigsaw reading.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try WeVideo to Create and Edit Videos Online

Free Technology for Teachers: Try WeVideo to Create and Edit Videos Online | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

WeVideo is a collaborative online video creation tool. In the video editor you can upload your own media clips or use stock media clips to produce your video. The video editor provides tools for trimming the length of display and or sound of each element you add to your video project.

 

What makes WeVideo collaborative is that you can invite other people to create and edit with you. WeVideo offers four different user plans. The free plan allows you to upload your videos to YouTube and Vimeo but does not allow local downloads.


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