Donny Khalaf

Connect Your Classroom to the World using Skype

In Software, Technology on November 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

Connect Your Classroom to the World

Skype in the Classroom is a free service that provides resources and tools for teachers to use in their classrooms. The service includes more than 2,000 projects from Skype in the Classroom partners and other teachers. The projects are categorized by subject and student age group. Check out the URL: https://education.skype.com/

Projects recently added to the service include:

  • NASA’s Digital Learning Center, which provides opportunities for students to learn how to prepare a space vehicle for liftoff, help scientists and engineers explore the basic principles of matter, design their own spacesuit mission patch,  discover what it’s like to live and work in space, and learn the basics of robotics.
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy provides mini-tours of the ship HMS Victory, from Admiral Nelson’s cabin to the quarterdeck, and lets students see and discuss artifacts related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • The British Council has created opportunities for students in developing countries to interact with students in the rest of the world.
  • And Choose2Matter asks schools and teachers to share examples of creative ways of learning with one another.

New projects add to existing Skype in the Classroom projects from Penguin Books, Science Museum London, Microsoft, New York Philharmonic, Peace One Day Education, VerbalizeIt, and more. Teachers can find additional information and sign up for Skype in the Classroom for free on Skype’s education website.

Check it out and ask your Technology Department if they can use the Skype in Classroom.

Enjoy!

Donny 🙂

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