Top 10 Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroomby Holly Poulos
Skype is an online video phone service that you can use to call computer-to-computer (for free) or computer-to-phone, and the uses for the classroom are practically endless. This list includes our Top 10 favorite ways to use Skype service in your classroom. Visit Skype in the Classroom to find ways to connect with other teachers, classrooms, and professionals so you can implement the following ideas.
Hold a Q&A with authors
Have you been studying a particular author recently? Use Skype to set up an interview with the author so students can learn about the ideas behind the book and the writing process. Many authors are too busy, or don't have the budget, to visit a school or classroom but would love to talk with students about his or her books. (Note: Stay safe! Please use caution when contacting individuals or allowing students to contact them.)
Visit Skype in the Classroom to find ways to connect with other teachers, classrooms, and professionals.
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