Thursday, December 16, 2010

Skype in the Classroom

Last month Skype announced that they are creating a directory of classrooms that want to connect with each other. If you would like to get a sneak preview of what Skype in the Classroom will look like when it launches (now scheduled for January), check out Rodd Lucier's blog post and video interview with the Skype and Made by Many employees behind Skype in the Classroom.

If you've never tried Skype in your classroom, in The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators Silvia Tolisano has a great chapter about using Skype in the classroom that will help get you started.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Teachers Connecting - Find a Collaboration Partner
Wetoku - Conduct, Record, and Share Video Conferences
Vodburner - Free Skype Call Recording