I received this email from one of my readers, Betsy Weigle at Classroom Teacher Resources:
I think your readers may find this page on how to use Skype to connect with classroom or experts/authors across the country helpful. It includes videos of the process as well as a free preparation checklist.
I’ve been considering a Skype project so I ran over to her website to see what she had to say. I was impressed with the thoroughness of her lesson plan and details she covered. If you’re interested in using Skype to collaborate around the world, check out this article.
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, ISTE article reviewer, IMS tech expert, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.