Would teachers benefit from sharing ideas and discussing educational issues with colleagues from around the world? Can students learn more about different cultures and other topics from sharing information with students from other parts of the world? The digital age continues to draw the world closer and make distance learning easy.
Are you aware that Skype now offers educators FREE group video calling?
"The ability for classrooms to beam in authors, subject experts, and fellow students from around the world has been one of the great advantages afforded by Skype. Commonly used by librarians and other K–12 educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, the service just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge." (quote taken from "Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu" by Kathy Ishizuka published in The Digital Shift, March 6, 2013)
What do you think of this new, free Skype feature?
How will you use this resource with your students in the classroom?