Sunday, February 27, 2011

Skype in the Classroom is Now Open

At the end of 2010 Skype announced that they were creating a directory of classrooms that want to connect with each other through Skype. This morning I learned through Read Write Web that the Skype in the Classroom community is now open. Skype in the Classroom invites teachers to create profiles that include their locations and interests. Browse the profiles of other teachers you can help or can help you and your students through Skype. When you've found someone you can add him or her to your Skype contacts.

Applications for Education
Teachers have been connecting through Skype for a while now, but until now the only way to find other teachers was through other networks like Twitter and Classroom 2.0. Now teachers can find collaboration partners within the Skype environment. If you would like to learn more about using Skype in your classroom, please read the Skype section of The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators.