Tag Archive: Skype

Apr 21

TxDLA: Skype vs. Standards-based VC: The Showdown

Here are links and resources for my second TxDLA presentation today (Skype vs. Standards-Based VC: The Showdown): Powerpoint: Skype vs Standards Skype Resources Links: Authors: Skype an Author Network; TWICE ASK, Whirlidurb ASK, VC Content Providers (search author) Skype Content Providers vs. VC Content Providers Collaborations: Skype in the Classroom vs. CAPspace H.323 Desktop VC …

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Mar 17

Around the World in 80 Clicks BYOL Resources

Welcome to my MACUL BYOL participants! The session is called Around the World in 80 Clicks (with thanks to Silvia Tolisano). Here is the link to many Skype resources. Handouts were: VC Continuum (handout .doc version or blog version with links) Skype How To Handout Collaborative VCs Wiki with lesson ideas Assignment: Please use the …

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Nov 29

Multifunction Devices & Classroom Videconferencing

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Recently, I read this post on the Radvision blog about multi-funtion devices vs. single-function devices. While Sagee was focusing on the Flip camera vs. the iPhone and other Smartphone, I couldn’t help but think about classroom videoconferencing. Single Device Would you rather have a single device that only does one thing: videoconferencing? Multifunction Device Or …

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Nov 12

New Skype-Sponsored Skype in the Classroom Directory

Did you see that Skype is developing their own Skype in the Classroom Directory? It’s supposed to come out in December, and you can pre-register now. I am very excited about this development. Right now there are a several scattered sites and places to find people, but one central location would be super helpful. While …

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Aug 30

Reflections on Desktop Videoconferencing

Last week I taught 3 sessions of Skype for the first time. I found it fascinating and want to share some of the comments and reactions from my teachers. What I Covered An intro to how Skype is used in the classroom: heavily dependent on pictures and videos from Silvia Tolisano. She seems to be …

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Aug 23

Tech Camp Skype Planning

To my Tech Camp Around the World in 80 Clicks Session 1 participants: Here is the link to many Skype resources. Assignment: Please use the comment feature below to document your plans for using Skype in your classroom this year. What ideas do you have? Where do you want to connect? What do you want …

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Jul 29

Comparing Skype and VC Carts in the Jazz Workshop

This week in the Jazz Workshop, my participants and I keep coming back to comparing Skype and videoconferencing carts (or standards based videoconferencing – i.e. H323). We’ve been discussing it all week. (For reference, here’s a previous comparison.) Today, we did a 5 minute call with a group of teachers in OH who learning about …

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Jun 27

Learning about Skype Policies from a Pro

Today in the SIG IVC open house, I had a nice long chat with Joan Roehre from WI who is running Wisconsin HistoryMystery via Skype, connecting students in Guatemala to students in the U.S. and many more cool VCs. Here are some of the tips I learned from her: Teachers don’t get Skype on their …

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Apr 07

Conflicting Thoughts About Desktop VC in the Classroom

I have to say that I’m still conflicted about this desktop VC thing – trying to get desktop videoconferencing to work on an interactive whiteboard installation. HD Large Monitor After the installation of the LifeSize cart last week, I keep thinking about the quality of HD videoconferencing on a 40-50 inch monitor. It looks so …

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Mar 22

Videoconferencing in the 21st Century Classroom

Last week I compared using Skype in the classroom to using H323 videoconferencing carts in schools. Are those our only choices? What if there was something in between? Something affordable. Something that any district could include when installing 21st Century Classrooms / Classrooms of Today / etc. (You know, classrooms with interactive whiteboards, short throw …

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