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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.

 

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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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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Tools, Tech and education | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...

 

Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available.


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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 2014 6:03 AM

Founder of scoopIT

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Tools, Tech and education | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Web 3.0

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | Tools, Tech and education | Scoop.it

Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 


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Actually is the present!

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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:52 AM

The emergence of social networks impact is well-explained in this post.

Amanda Feliu's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 AM

Un article molt interessant que parla sobre que els estudiants necessiten aprendre des de xarxes socials professionals.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:27 AM

Collaboration can be both a formal structure for learning activity but also an underpinning framework for engagement and fostering life-long learning.  Learning networks are part the new learning ecosystem and should be recognised and supported.

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How to Think Critically and Learn Anything - YouTube

I first started writing this as a much-needed lesson plan for my niece and nephew (who are about to enter their high school years) and then figured I'd turn ...

 

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Such a clear explanation of what critical thinking is and how we have to do.

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Sandra Loughlin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 12, 2014 8:32 PM

Short, sweet, and right on target.

Alfonso Gomez hernandez's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:54 PM
Finally video are a good way to learning whatever you want. Information trought images go quickly to brain
tom jackson's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:36 AM

This brief video that presents the what, why, and how you can begin to teach your students about meaningful and life-long learning.

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The Basics of Blended Learning

The Basics of Blended Learning | Tools, Tech and education | Scoop.it

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Basics Blended learning

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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 2, 2014 3:11 AM

Dat gemengde leren heeft voorlopig de toekomst, toch?

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 2, 2014 3:12 PM

a graphic overview of just what it is that makes blended learning work.

Plan3t_t3ch's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:21 PM

Great video

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We need pedagogy, not just cool tools

We need pedagogy, not just cool tools | Tools, Tech and education | Scoop.it

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Of course the main thing is guide learning, with tools or without them, but i think now they are better to teach and learn.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:08 AM

agreed

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:08 PM

Technology should be a tool to assist with learning, rather than a big checkmark when it is used!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:21 PM

This is a great article and needs to be read by every teacher.