What is Skype for Business (formerly Lync)?

      

The Short URL to this Website is: http://goo.gl/bDexai

Skype for Business is part of Microsoft Office.  
Quick Handout: https://goo.gl/l9gKxy

Skype for Business allows users to connect to each other in the following ways:
    • Instant Message Chat
    • Voice with Microphone
    • Video with Web Cam
    • Shared Computer Desktop
    • Recordings of Lync/Skype Sessions
Be inspired; watch the Come Together video from Microsoft Lync.

How can you use this in your classroom?
    • Interviews between your students and those in another class or school.
    • Interviews of experts you can invite to a Lync session with your class.
    • Lectures or lessons conducted by experts outside your classroom.
    • Tutoring of your students by other students or experts/teachers.
    • Debates and discussions between your students and those in another class or school.
    • Booktalks with other students/classes reading the same stories.

Other ideas & resources:
Microsoft Lync Video about Using Lync in the Classroom of a school for the deaf.