Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers

Skype aims to connect educators

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Skype has launched a free online platform aimed at connecting teachers with other educators and classrooms around the globe.

The new platform called “Skype in the classroom,” is designed to help teachers find each other and related projects according to search criteria such as the age groups they teach, location, subjects of interest; and teaching resources that can be shared.

How to create a profile and find a teacher from Skype in the classroom on Vimeo.

Skype in the classroom has been in beta since the end of December, and is already being used by more than 3,900 teachers, in 99 countries.

Key features of Skype in the classroom include:

*Search by location, map or keyword to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a teacher, resource or project.

*Showcase projects you want to carry out and post details of the kind of partner you are looking for, and find projects to participate in.

*Share and find resources, ideas, information and advice.

“Skype in the classroom has been developed for a specific community of people who have a shared interest and are passionate about using technology in inventive ways in their classroom,” said Tony Bates, Skype Chief Executive Officer.

“We’ve received positive feedback from teachers and are keen to continue developing the site to meet their needs and help school children around the world work together .”

Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers
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  • http://www.experts123.com/questions/filter/skype Y.S.

    Oh! This is what I was talking about in my last comment about Skype.

    This connection that Skype is offering to teachers and students is really going to give them a stake in the future for technology usage as the kids grow up and want to use familiar software — if you think about it, that’s how Microsoft got a hold on the market; people were just so familiar with the software already.

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