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Learn Around the Globe With Skype in the Classroom!

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Explore and create : BYOD


Sunday, June 23, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: 115B

Ann Garrett  
We'll Skype live with students across the globe and experience live translation. Learn to use the free Skype community to set up live transformative educational experiences for students including virtual field trips, guest speakers, classroom-to-classroom connections and live collaboration projects.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Microsoft Translator (https://translator.microsoft.com/)
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, World languages
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to use Skype in the Classroom databases to connect and collaborate with others around the world. They will be able to schedule and connect using their own technology when returning to their campuses.
In the session, we will model the use of Mystery Skype and Translation tools.
Lessons may be accessed here: https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/
https://www.thetechedvocate.org/10-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/
USING SKYPE IN A PRIMARY CLASSE: A CASE STUDY
https://revistes.uab.cat/jtl3/article/viewFile/521/572

Outline

Skype in the Classroom Overview
Skype-a-thon
Mystery Skype
Virtual Field Trip
Skype Collaboration
Skype Lessons
Guest Speakers
Featured Activities

Supporting research

New survey shows U.S. educators increasingly turning to Skype to ...
https://educationblog.microsoft.com/.../survey-skype-teaching-empathy-compassion/
https://www.thetechedvocate.org/10-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/
USING SKYPE IN A PRIMARY CLASSE: A CASE STUDY
https://revistes.uab.cat/jtl3/article/viewFile/521/572

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Presenters

Ann Garrett, La Vega ISD

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