Skype

Skype turns your computer into a videoconferencing tool -- for free!  Using Skype's free download, you can connect your students to the world.

Basics

To download Skype, click here.

For Skype's help pages, click here.

Step by step instructions on making a call, setting up contacts, Instant Messaging (IM) and more can be found here.

For Educators

"Connect Your Students Globally Via Skype" from The Super Book of Web tools for Educators  Contains section on using Skyp in the classroom, including worksheets, starting on page 51.  Click here.

Skype in Schools: contains a directory of educators using Skype and has a place to post a request for a Skype collaborator. Be sure to check out the Experiences Page where teachers share how they use Skype. Click here.

Sype in the Classroom  Skype in the classroom is a free directory for teachers who want to use Skype to bring education to life in their classrooms. Join today to share resources, chat with teachers and even pair classes. A reource from Skype.

For an informal list of educators who want to connect via Skype, from The Edublogger blog, click here.

Langwitches skype_in_classroom bookmarks.  Click here

The Complete Educator's Guide to Using Skype, click here

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom.  The title says it all.  Click here.

LiveBinders:Skype in Schools: the tabs in this LiveBinder will link you to many resources.  Click here.

Mike Artell, author of Petit Rouge, visits a class in Oregon from his home in Louisianna. To see this Skype visit captured on YouTube, click here.

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