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Tech & Education: Using Skype in the Classroom

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SkypeSkype has been around since 2003 helping people connect with friends and family all over the world through their revolutionary internet communication service, but only in recent years (with the prevalence of broadband internet) has it become THE method of choice for connecting with people face-to-face whether they’re in the next room or half way around the globe.

Businesses in the US have used Skype to connect with their offices in Japan. Oprah has used it to reach celebrities on location in remote countries. Why shouldn’t you?

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How-to: Getting Started with Skype

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Skype, according to Wikipedia, is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service, and in some countries to free-of-charge numbers, are free, while calls to other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing.

Installing Skype:

  • Click the “Download” link from the Skype Home Page (Note: Skype will automatically detect your operating system and download the appropriate file)
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the install.

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