The Skype Education Portal is now active. If you are a Skype user for class projects, author programs, or professional development, this is a good place to post projects, look for examples of best practice or to find a partner. Check it out at "Skype in the classroom".
Some ways to use Skype:
Cultural exchange: Introduce your students to new ways of seeing the world with a cultural exchange between your class and another classroom anywhere in the world.
Language skills: Bring language to life with real-life conversations where students can practice a new language with a class of native speakers, or help English learners practice their skills.
Discovery: Try mystery Skype calls, where classes connect online and give clues to help each guess the other's location. Or introduce your students to a classroom in the location of a book they're reading or a subject they're studying.
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