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November 25, 2014

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The Skyping Renaissance

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For educators using the popular videoconferencing platform, it’s a whole new world.

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Schools Plan Group Readings of Gettysburg Address on Skype and Google

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Celebrating the 150th birthday of the Gettysburg Address, students around the national are connecting via social media for simultaneous readings of President Abraham Lincoln’s iconic, 172-word speech.

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu

Skype, commonly used by librarians and other K–12 educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge.

Global Education Conference: “Apps Galore”

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The Global Education Conference, held around the clock November 12–16, offered a wide range of sessions by and for educators. In particular, “Appls Galore” emphasized a variety of ways to use this technology with young students.