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Technology: Skype Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the internet technology Skype. Learn what Skype is and how to set it up. Includes ideas and videos demonstrating how Skype is integrated in the classroom. There is a link to eThemes Resource: Global Collaborations.

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These resources for using Skype in the classroom are dividing into the following categories: promoting education, promoting community, Skype ideas for teachers and parents, resourcs for getting started and using Skype, and finding others using Skype.
Among the resources that this site shares, includes links to resources on the following areas: Skype in education, finding classes to Skype, recording Skype sessions, and more resources. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum,message board, etc.).
This presentation gives a rational for using Skype and walks you through the basics of using Skype.
This two page PDF explains what Skype is, how it works, how it is used, classroom uses for Skype, installing Skype on a PC, how to call someone on video, and hints to consider when using Skype.
This site has video tutorials for recording audio or video conferences on Skype for future use in the classroom. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum,message board, etc.).
This blog demonstrates how to set up and use Skype in a classroom setting. Includes a video clip demonstrating how the lesson unit was carried out. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This is the official website of Skype. You can find information about the software, free software to download, case studies, support, and more.
Here is another video showing how Skype was used for a virtual guess visit. NOTE: Teachers should review this site before using in a classroom.
Find out how teachers use Skype as a video conferencing tool for a collaboration project. Includes step-by-step instructions to install the software. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This page describes how Skype videoconferencing was incorporated in the classroom. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
These sites are about virtual global collaborations. There are many projects that aim to build cross-cultural and collaboration skills. Includes online pen pals, projects, and communities where students and teachers can get information, share ideas, and find partners for online classroom collaborations. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Videoconferencing and Skype.

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