Skype allows users to communicate by voice, video, and instant messaging over the internet. Skype supports video chat between two people for free and has additional features, including file transfer and videoconferencing.
The free version of Skype can be used by teachers and schools interested in global education projects and to fulfill educational goals. The videoconferencing aspect of the software is valuable as it provides a way to connect students who speak different languages, hold virtual field trips, and reach out to experts in varying fields of study. These experiences give students a chance to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life and achieve further learning opportunities.
Skype in the Classroom
Teachers can join Skype in the Classroom to allow their students to meet other students, talk to experts, and share ideas. Teachers can collaborate with other teachers around the world and design different learning experiences for their students. There are various Skype lessons in which students can participate. Teachers can also use Skype's search tool and find experts in the field of their choice.
Find out how you could use Skype with your students:
Technical support to use Skype
Access the link to download and take a tour on how to use Skype:
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