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10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic | Tech Tricks | Scoop.it
Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out!

Via Jenny H, KB...Konnected
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Great for virtual field trips in low budget times!

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Jenny H's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:11 AM

Skype is a fantastic, easy-to-use tool that you can use within the classroom, what's great about is that it's also FREE! Here is an article that discusses 10 ways that you can use Skype in the the classroom! I thoroughly enjoy the idea of having guest speakers or mystery calls and implementing parent-teacher interviews!

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Should We Ban the Words “Technology Integration”? - Teachnology ...

Gary Shattuck, Tech & Learning CIO Advisor, knows that technology is being used in classrooms, but he is concerned about how it is being used. He says that technology is usually an add-on to lessons, not essential to them.
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Love the idea of embedded technology! It needs to be ongoing, not an afterthought

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Numbers from Apple's Q4 earnings call: 15 acquisitions, 94% of tablets in education, 30 new stores in 2014

Numbers from Apple's Q4 earnings call: 15 acquisitions, 94% of tablets in education, 30 new stores in 2014 | Tech Tricks | Scoop.it
Apple just wrapped up its Q4 earnings call where CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer went over some of the numbers discussed in its fourth quarter report, including record iPhone sales up 26% fr...

Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
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I think it IS the way to go in elementary school. Just so easy for all grade levels.

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:32 AM

I know lots of folks could care less about Apple 4th Quater earnings, but the fact that 94% of tablets in education are ipads is staggering.  Speks volumes.  Why would you buy anything else?