27 Sep '11, 6am

Is having Skype used in the classroom a good idea? Vote here:

Is having Skype used in the classroom a good idea? Vote here:

It’s a brand new world of education, and Skype is leading the way . No longer simply a software application that allows users to make free voice calls over the Internet, its goal is to sign up a million classrooms and bring them together to share exciting projects and ideas. Communicating around the world via the Internet is not new. My son, who is now 27, was in sixth grade when he took part in MayaQuest, a program that connected teachers and students with an expedition team in Central America as they explored the mysterious collapse of the ancient Maya civilization. Every day for two weeks, my son and his classmates talked to the experts via email and watched them as they made their way on bikes. Connecting Classrooms Via The Internet Is Not New And there are numerous other examples of teachers using the Internet to connect with classrooms around the globe, bring in gues...

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