skype blog

Check out the following blog exploring the use of Skype in the classroom!

Skype is an free online service that enables virtual interviews! It is an excellent resource to use in a rural or remote location in order to link the classroom to the wider community and requires very little digital resources to implement.  Suggestions on the blog include remote learning, virtual interview, virtual field trips and author reading sessions!

The ACARA Technologies curriculum draft places heavy emphasis on the development of student ability to engage in online collaboration.  Skype provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage in virtual collaboration with students, teachers and professionals in the wider community.

From http://blogs.skype.com/ – May 1, 2014, 7:27pm

 

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INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY ON A LIMITED BUDGET WITH LITTLE SUPPORT

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis

From http://edtechdigest.wordpress.com – March 12, 2014 4:15pm

In this informative blog post, the author explores the lack of resources that can be found in educational settings.  Greg  then moves on to address some of the more common issues found in limited resources classrooms, such as no or few computers and no projector.  Greg offers some innovative solutions, such as using a T.V. to connect to the computer for students to view.  Greg also provides some off-site suggestions such as Glogster, a great site that allows students to create easy multi-media graphics.

The author suggests several creative uses of everyday technologies for learning i.e. using smart phones to connect students.  These concepts are relevant to the Digital Technologies strand of the Australian Curriculum as the blog contains some great resources to help students explore their technological surroundings and find digital solutions to problems.

You can check out Greg’s blog post here!