Skype just created a forum for teachers to connect to each other and share resources!
I’ve had a chance to join and look around Skype in the Classroom and this is a great resource/tool for us to provide great opportunities for students AND to share resources with other teachers.
If you don’t have a Skype account already, you can create one at the link above. It’s a simple registration process and should only take minutes.
The great thing here is going through the directory and finding teachers/classrooms you’d like to connect to. When I last looked there were close to 900 educators from all corners of the US and stretching to Thailand – there is something there for every class and purpose.
Putting in a minimum amount of planning for this experience can realize tremendous gains:
I’m determined to help the teachers in my building create some collaborative partnerships and to Skype out to several educators as well.
See you out there!