Skype in the classroom
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
School teachers and students everywhere now have a way to find each other for collaborative projects and shared learning through a new online platform provided by Skype. "Skype in the classroom" a free global community created in response to, and in consultation with, the growing number of teachers using Skype to help their students learn.
Teachers can use the tool to collaborate with other teachers, and find partner classes and guest speakers. Skype in the classroom is designed to help like-minded teachers find each other and relevant projects according to search criteria such as the age groups they teach, location and subjects of interest; and teaching resources can be easily shared and found. The platform, which has been in beta since the end of December 2010, currently has a community of more than 14 000 teachers with nearly 700 hundred active projects and about 500 available resources. Find out more here.
Referenced from School CIO, http://schoolcio.com