Leveraging Skype for Learning

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The first day of school the students completed the start of year Computer Investigation for me.  This gave me some great insights into how our students use computers and what they need.  One of the biggest standouts was the number of students who use SKYPE on a daily basis.  Knowing this gives us a chance to leverage that tool for use.  Try using Skype with your students to have group meetings, to interact with other classes at ISB conducting the same work or to collaborate with other schools.  Here is a great example of a lesson using Skype by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano – she has her students complete what she calls a Learning Call.  Give it a try!

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