Skype in the classroom
Having family overseas I am not new to using Skype to connect and stay in touch.
However I am new to using Skype in the classroom and what a great tool it is to collaborate and connect with others outside the classroom.
Some of the benefits are:
Learning takes place outside the four walls of the classroom
The preparation and planning in the build up to a Skype interview.
The roles allocated to students such as transcript recorders, welcoming the guest, asking the questions and photographers to name just a few roles.
Skype is such a great tool to use and now there is Skype in Education. Skype in the classroom is a great way to connect with other classes around the world.
Simply create a class profile and search the directory for classes to connect with.
I love this blog by Rob Sbaglia. Have a look at how his class use Skype to connect with experts.
Also have a look at Kathleen Morris’ post on Skyping in the classroom
Have you used Skype in the classroom?
How do you use Skype in the classroom?