Several of us in the Tech Dept at LSSU have been using Skype regularly
for almost a year. It doesn't use that much bandwidth and it comes in
really handy when, in my case, the only office phone line is in use.
The clarity is much better than the regular phone system and I have a
webcam installed for video. The fact that I can put on headphones and
work while talking makes it well worth it, e.g. when I am on the phone
with PowerSchool Tech Support.
Morristown School District
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Arthus Erea
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:01 PM
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Subject: Re: Skype?
To add to this, there was a recent article in School Library Journal
about using Skype which might be worth taking a look at.
On Jan 17, 2008, at 11:00 AM, Vincent Rossano wrote:
> I've just had a teacher ask if I could install Skype on her computer
> at work. She'd do it at home, but she lives on dial-up in the
> hinterland. Frankly, I've never before been asked to do that on a
> school computer and my first response was to say no, a response
> reinforced by the fact that it is clearly for personal, not school,
> use. But I'm not really sure about the issues involved. Are any
> of you using Skype at your schools?
> Vincent Rossano
> Information Technology Director
> Montpelier Public Schools
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> (802) 225-8690