Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and/or video calls and chats over the internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee.
Skype in the Classroom is a free online directory for teachers everywhere who want to use Skype to bring education to life. Teachers all over the world are using Skype to make learning more exciting and memorable. It's easy to see why: Skype offers an immediate way to help students discover new cultures, languages and ideas, all without leaving the classroom.
Connect with other educator’s looking for video conferencing classroom partnerships at these directories. Did I miss one? Please add it in comments. Thanks!
Websites of Interest
Skype in the Classroom - Use your Skype name to sign up and access a directory of teachers who use Skype.
Skype/Learning - http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Skype-call-learning-call.pdf
50 Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom - http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/
edTechTeacher: Learn About Skype - http://www.edtechteacher.org/skypetutorial.html
21 Skype Resources - http://www.techlearning.com/article/32874
Skype for Schools - http://skypejournal.com/blog/2010/10/01/skype-for-schools-an-off-the-cuff-roadmap/
How to initiate a Skype Call - http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-initiate-a-skype-call.html