On Thursday afternoon 23 February 2017 at 3:30pm, Allan Hart, a teacher at Appelby Preparatory in Elgin presented a webinar about his use of Skype in the classroom. His aim was to encourage teachers to use the free online video tool, Skype, in their classrooms this year. One of the ways of doing this has become known as Mystery Skype. This is an interactive learning game where two classrooms use Skype and a series of questions to guess each other’s locations and find out more about each other. It is suitable for all ages, and gives kids an interactive way to build skills one question at a time.
The webinar description
In this webinar Allan talked about his experiences using Skype in the classroom. He discussed the benefits of using Skype from an education point of view. Allan also explained how educators can become Skype-ready and how to collaborate with other schools from across the globe. After explaining how a Mystery Skype works, Allan demonstrated how to find educators to link with for Mystery Skypes using the Microsoft Educator Community.
The downloadable webinar presentation
Here is the downloadable presentation from the webinar available online in SlideShare:
The webinar recording
The webinar recording can be listened to on the following link on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2jN8Wr8 or it can be viewed in the embedded video below.