Freebee Friday: Skype in the Classroom
Teachers who need to be in two places at once, know that Skype’s videoconferencing abilities are a great way to teach at a distance or digitally bring guests into the classroom. The company now is going straight to the head of the class with a slew of new ways to use the service to help education. Called Skype in the Class, there are 21 ongoing projects, from global email pen pals and Japanese and English speakers helping each other to an online comedy class. It’s all free, but you need a Skype account.