In the beginning of the semester my Communications 3.0 class tried using voicethread to share our thoughts on various websites. My daughter was kind enough to show me the ropes. Turns out her third grade class is full of online collaboration experts. Many classrooms are discovering creative new ways to learn, connect and collaborate on projects. Kids have so many tools to work with… now they can add Skype to the list.
Skype announced last week that it has built a dedicated social network for classrooms around the world. Skype wants to carve out a place as the platform that helps teachers and students connect, collaborate and exchange information online.
To do this Skype launched a free international community site dubbed Skype in the Classroom, an online platform designed to help classrooms connect and collaborate on projects. Classrooms around the globe can search by grade level, location and subjects or interests.
Check out this video they created to help classrooms get started: