Skype is a service that allows users to communicate with each other by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline or mobile telephones are charged to a user account. Apps are available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices; a beta version for Windows phones has been introduced in early 2012.
Skype is owned by Microsoft and has 680 million registered users as of February 2012.
For more tutorials click on the hoonuit link on your Plato Dashboard and search for Skype.
Skype – www.skype.com
The EduBlogger – Quick Start Tips for New Skype Users
Annick Press – Skype Tutorials for Teachers, Authors, and Librarians
Intel – Skype and PC
Social Networking in Plain English – good background info
How to Record a Skype Conversation:
Personal and Professional Uses:
Higher Ed Articles:
Chronicle of Higher Education – New Media Journalism
The Guardian – Online Tools Help Parents Stalk Children
Projects in the Classroom:
Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Students Interviewing Students Over Skype
Tools for the Teks – Skype in the Classroom
Skype – English Lessons Online
Video – Skyping in the Spanish Classroom