Nine Ways to Use Skype in Your School

Behrman House gives some good ideas for using "Skype", a software application that allows users to make free video conference calls on the Internet to further learning, communications and administration in Jewish schools. Schools across the country are beginning to embrace this technology because of its simplicity and effectiveness.
Among their suggestions: 
  • Conduct interactive tutorials
  • Conduct one-on-one practice and review sessions
  • Host a virtual classroom
  • Pair student-to-student practice partners
  • Bring virtual guests to your class
  • Connect to Israeli “Skype pals”
  • Connect two classes for Skype - based Hebrew Challenges
  • Hold professional development and virtual staff meetings
  • Host parent/teacher conferences online
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010