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10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Five)

10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Five)

This is the last post in our five part series on Skype in the classroom. What began as a grassroots effort among educators to connect their classrooms has become a global effort spearheaded by Skype and its CEO Tony Bates. Skype has developed Skype in the classroom into a social network for teachers, in which a teacher can create profiles that describe their classes and teaching interests. Teachers can also search a directory of teachers … Read entire article »

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10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Four: Get Started)

10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Four: Get Started)

As with many new technologies or social networks that are developed, it usually takes pioneers in that particular field to come up with ways the technology or social media can best benefit their profession. Skype in the classroom began as a grassroots effort by educators and now it’s being embraced by the company and its CEO. They recognize the importance of taking Skype in the classroom to the next level and have made it an … Read entire article »

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10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Three: Parents)

10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Three: Parents)

A great benefit for the 21st century educator is access to unlimited information via the internet. This access has allowed many educators to develop personal learning networks (PLN) utilizing one of the many social media platforms that exist. Skype in the classroom is a social network for educators which allows teachers to engage with other teachers to discover new ideas. Access to Skype in the classroom does not only empower the educator to become a … Read entire article »

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10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Two)

10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part Two)

Skype, the latest addition to the Microsoft family and known for allowing users to make videos, chat, send instant messages, and to make voice calls to landlines and mobile phones over the Internet, has become a valuable tool for teachers in the classroom. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that allows teachers to collaborate on classroom projects, share resources, and communicate with one another. Students and teachers are able to discover new … Read entire article »

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10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part One)

10 Ways Teachers Motivate & Empower with Skype (Part One)

For anyone who has been following the latest education news, you know that these are the best of times and worst of times in education. These are the worst of times because our school system has failed millions of children and families for decades. The best of times because some finally understand that the old paradigm must be changed and that the Jurassic classroom model of the teacher standing in front of the class lecturing … Read entire article »

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