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Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
Imagine taking your class on an "around the world" field trip or having your favorite children's author lead today's read-aloud. You can do both of these and more without leaving your classroom thanks to Skype. It's a great use of technology in the classroom! Skype is free communication software that allows you to make calls, instant message and video conference online. One amazing experience you can have with Skype in the classroom is a virtual author visit or other amazing guest speaker. Skype Author Visits & Guest Lectures Author and illustrator Mike Artnell is one of many authors using Skype to visit classrooms. Our technology in the classroom look at Apple TV, and how to use it. Use these teacher-tested classroom management ideas to organize the all-... A heavier emphasis on financial literacy in schools can help students when it... Google Forms is an intuitive, flexible, and professional for a wide variety of... 5 things you should NOT do in an inclusive classroom. Skype Pen Pal Projects Related:  Andra ämnenVirtual Learning - Field Trips

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom Home / How To / 50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom Collaborate! Meet with other classrooms: One of the most common projects educators utilize Skype for is setting up exchanges with classrooms around the world, usually for cultural exchange purposes or working together on a common assignment. Communicate! Connect! Art crits: Schedule time with professional artists and receive thorough crits about how to improve a piece. And here’s the tools to help you do it! Virtual Tours and Fieldtrips Virtual Fieldtrips, Virtual Tours Virtual Tours of Museums and Exhibits Tour The American Museum of Natural History You can find 360 degree tours of dioramas, pictures, and video. Tour an Ancient Roman Villa In this virtual tour, you can see the villa from all sides and enter the inside rooms. Tour The Collection at The National Gallery of Art You can perform a search by artist, title, or subject. Museo Galileo Institute and Museum of the History of Science The Online Catalogue of the museum presents the more than 1,200 objects on permanent exhibition through color images and detailed descriptions. Holocaust Museum Tour Find pictures, video, and art from the Holcaust Museum. Tour The Museum of Unnatural Mystery Tour the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, learn about geology, and some strange things. Online Exhibitions from the Natural History Museum in London Explore art themes, botanical illustrations, and save images of your favorite exhibits. Virtual Gettysburg

The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom - The Edublogger Increasingly, educators globally are transforming their classroom using Skype to create powerful, authentic, motivating learning experiences for their students. From connecting with classrooms in other locations to learning about each others’ culture to connecting with content experts – educators are extending learning beyond classroom walls. So how do you use Skype effectively with your class? Hopefully this will help! Here’s our educator’s guide on every thing you need to know about Skype from…… 1. Setting up your account A. 2. A. 3. A. Alternatively, here’s The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom PDF version — for you to download and print off. About Skype Skype is a free application that allows you to call people from all over the world using the Internet. When you contact another person that uses Skype you talk or chat for free. Best of all you can tell when another user is online and what their status is so you know if they are available. A. 1. 4. B. 1.

Panoramio - Photos of the World Discover and Create Your Own Field Trips The Internet expands your classroom like the "Big Bang"—shattering the walls in a shower of information and new opportunities for your teacher's toolkit. When the dust settles, one question remains: "How do you incorporate the abundance of resources that the Internet brings?" The answers are as plentiful as the stars in the cosmos. Introducing the Internet doesn't mean you must forget everything you already know. Well, so does a virtual field trip! Putting Costs in PerspectiveOn a traditional field trip, permission slips must be sent out and collected to cover liability problems that a trip can raise, such as accidents, injuries, etc. Virtual field trips are computer-generated environments that offer media-rich interactions with a particular location, such as laboratories, museums, parks, zoos, even other countries. Virtual field trips can be incorporated into your curriculum in four distinct ways. So What's Out There?

Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs (for free!) Welcome to the Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs List! I’m Kate Messner, the children’s author and educator who maintains this site. I started it because I’ve found that virtual author visits are a great way to connect authors and readers, and I realize that many schools facing budget troubles don’t have the option of paid author visits. With that in mind, this is a list of authors who offer free 15-20-minute Q and A sessions with classes and book clubs that have finished reading one of their books. As an author, I offer Skype chats for all of my titles – check out the “Books” tab above for a list! If you’re interested in booking a “virtual visit” with me, please visit my author-Skype page for current availability and directions for requesting a visit! How does a Skype virtual visit work? Authors Who Skype With Classes & Book Clubs (for free!) The following authors offer free 15-20-minute Skype chats with book clubs and classes that have read one of their books!

Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips By: Kennedy Schultz Helping kids learn about the world can be an exciting adventure for both adults and kids. When I teach about the chateaux of the Loire Valley in France or ancient Mayan sites in Mexico, I’m always looking for kid-friendly resources that can provide accurate information and engaging authentic pictures that hold the attention of little ones. Virtual Field Trips Since my field trip budget is pretty limited, I especially love websites that offer virtual tours and live webcams to show kids what it REALLY looks like in another world location. Live web cams are another great cultural resource. We have also found web cams of the storks roosting on roof tops in Rust, Austria, and have shared our own local webcams of Niagara Falls with our pen-pal classrooms in other countries to give them an idea of our region. Organizing Teacher Resources With all these cool resources, how do you keep track of them and retrieve them when needed?

Distance Learning | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Learn more about the early years of rock and roll in the 1950s and 1960s and discover ways you can bring that history into your classroom, including lesson plans, listening guides, and exclusive content. is a teaching method where students learn and hone skills by working on a longer-term project in order to research and respond to complex challenges. The Education Department at the Rock and Roll Hall and Fame and Museum is proud to stream programming to bring the Museum into classrooms around the world virtually. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Digital Classroom provides teachers with classroom tools to explore the 1950s through thirteen key songs. Watch live streams recorded by Google Connected Classrooms that have been archived for your classroom use. Voice Your Choice is an educational program at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

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