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Introducing: Skype in the Classroom

Written on March 31, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Thanks to Skype, teachers can get connected with each other now with the help of Skype in the Classroom.

has been used by many teachers to connect with other classrooms around the world, bring in guest speakers without the need to travel, and organizing virtual field trips. Last Tuesday, launched a new feature that will make it easier for teachers to do so. Introducing, the in the Classroom!

is a dedicated teacher network that connects them to other educators across the globe. Using Skype, teachers can make profiles that describe their classes and teaching interests. In addition to this, a world-wide directory of teachers grouped by student age range, language and subject.

Skype in the Classroom’s Project Tab enables them to post and search for projects that requires collaboration. Furthermore, there is also a map showing teachers by location. According to Skype spokeswoman, Jacqueline Botterill, accommodating teachers is a natural move for Skype.

“We saw that growth, and we wanted to find a way to support that community. There are a number of online platforms that were trying to galvanize those communities, but they’re quite fragmented and disparate, so we’re trying to create one place where teachers can come together.”

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