Free voice and video calls using Skype is great for talking with authors, experts, peer classrooms, language classes, and more.
This is why we created the Skype Other Classrooms list — to help educators make connections with other classes interested in having Skype conversations.
But it has needed serious updating.
Like with class blog list I’ve looked at how else can I make it a better resource?
Embedded Google Doc
Firstly, I needed to make it easier to quickly add new contacts to the list.
Embedding a Google Doc into the page means I’m able quickly update the list while making it easier to sort by time zone, country, grade and subject area.
Updated all contacts
Next I’ve checked all contact details on the list and removed any that:
- Aren’t obvious if they’re still interested in connecting
- Haven’t supplied enough details for other educators to easily connect
And off course, made sure all new contact details submitted were added to the list.
Please check the updated Skype Other Classrooms list if you had previously left your contact details and let me know if I need to update your details.
Also apologies if your details were removed by mistake — it was hard to work out who is still interested in connecting.
Are you on the list?
I’m now closing off the original Please Share your contact details post so I can make the Skype other classroom submissions manageable.
If you would like your contact details to be added to our Skype Other Classrooms list leave a comment to share with us:
- Your name
- Preferred method(s) of contact such as email address, Twitter name, Skype username or blog URL
- Blog URL or Website URL (optional) – makes easier for others to know more about you and your class plus helps us work out when we update the list if you are still interested in connecting
- Grade(s) of your students
- Subject areas you are interested in making connections for
- Your Country and State (or Province)
- Your timezone in UTC/GMT (refer to the Skype Other Classrooms list if you are unsure)
- Whatever information you will like to share with other educators to help them understand the types of Skype connections you are wanting to make (optional)
And don’t forget to check out The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom if you are new to using Skype!
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