Educational Technology

December 30, 2016

10 Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Bevin Reinen

Skype is an instructional tool that provides boundless opportunities for authentic teaching and learning. It allows us to explore beyond the four walls of our classrooms. As elementary teachers, we sometimes battle to hold our students’ short attention spans. Integrating Skype lessons brings the curriculum to life in ways never before possible. You know that special moment when you announce a class activity, and it’s greeted with claps, screams, and cheers? That’s Skype. It brings pure joy, wonder, and intrigue to your students. Here’s a list of ten ways to utilize it in the elementary setting, followed by some logistical tips for success.

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