Connecting Students with Skype

What is Skype?

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service are free.

Why do I want Skype?

  • For personal use
    • sharing files
    • asynchronous chat
    • talk to family
  • For school use
    • build and maintain a personal learning network (PLN)
    • open up the walls of your classroom
    • introduce your students to a greater global community
    • enhance teaching and learning

What are the benefits of using Skype with my students?

    • For personal use
    • Expanded sense of community
    • Greater access to primary sources
    • Develop research skills
    • Introduce them to culturally diverse students
    • Find similarities and bridge differences

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