In this episode Kelly discusses the importance of using video chat in your classroom. Video Chat is great for all levels of education. It is a great way to bring in experts, go on virtual tours and field trips, and learn from other students around the world.
Kelly looks at the strengths and specil uses for Skype, FaceTime and Google Hang Outs and why you will want to treat each like a golf club and use each for certain purposes.
You absolutely want to check out the Skype in the Classroom website. It is incredible. Fit this into your lesson plans.
Mentioned in this Podcast:
Planbook: The best lesson planning software available. Grab it! $12 a year.
My Reading List from Dave Burgess Consulting: What a great resource of books to level-up as an educator!
Please take my survey on: Do Teachers Work Outside the School Day?
140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Great book for using Twitter as an Educator. Read it.
The Classroom Chef: Sharpen Your lessons, Season Your Classes, Make Math Meaningful.
Ecamm Recording Software for Facetime
Ecamm Recording Software for Skype
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone: This is the mic I use for everything. It's only $59.00. Love it.
Skype in the Classroom: I love this site! Check it out! Use it!