Just to add to this conversation, Arlyn
Bruccoli from the DOE, organized a videoconference this past Tuesday bringing
students from Siberia and
Secondary Transformation Team
Vermont Department of Education
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:26 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Skype?
Skype (and such services) as a tool are being used increasingly in educational technology environment as we incoporate global communications and collaboration into the curriculum. You will most likely see an increase in these type of request. The first step for many of us is trying the tool at home, or in practice environments so we can understand how it functions and how it fits into a classroom environment (both technically and pedagogically)
I am currently practicing with other education tech leaders in
Vince, if your teacher wants to practice with us, give her my email, and we will invite her to join us. I will also start a thread on VTCITE about this as we progress and post back here when its ready.
On Jan 17, 2008 11:00 AM, Vincent Rossano <[log in to unmask]> 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?
Information Technology Director
Montpelier Public Schools