One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard requires teachers to develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration skills. Many of us already use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, now Skype have made it easy to connect with other teachers and classes with this new global initiative.
Skype in the classroom was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration.
Teachers create a profile that identifies their interests, specialties, and location. Once this is done, they can create projects to find partner classes, partner teachers or guest speakers for a specific learning activity. You can search for a particular subject area or just browse through projects, making it easy for teachers to share expertise and collaborate.
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