Skype In The Classroom

Session Overview

Technology is allowing us to connect with others as never before, and

classrooms can now take part in this exciting adventure. In this session, we will

demonstrate strategies to help teachers successfully use Skype through their

Office365 account to bring the outside world in to their building. Learn how to

play a Mystery Skype game with a classroom across the country, invite a guest

speaker in to discuss your topic first hand, or take a virtual field trip to a new

land. All of these and more are available with the click of a button. Come find

out how.

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Bell Work


  • Learn the basics of Mystery Skype to improve student engagement, digital literacy and critical thinking skills all while having fun!
  • Encourage and capture classroom collaboration.
  • Join Skype in the Classroom to find transformation learning experiences.
  • Use the resources in the Skype notebook to organize and record your global connections.
  • Find guest speakers and virtual field trips without leaving the classroom

4 Guiding PLC Questions

  1. What is it we want our students to learn?
  2. How will we know if each student has learned it?
  3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
  4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Skype in the classroom creates global citizens
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Task 1: Join Skype in the Classroom with your Office 365 Account

Task 2: Mystery Skype

  • Assign Roles
  • Participate in Mystery Skype
GoNoodle Mystery Skype Song

Task 3: Mystery Skype Reflection and Skype Q and A

  • Mystery Skype resources are posted in the Class Notebook
  • Questions for the teacher?
  • How do I get started with Skype?

How do I get started?

Skype Setup and Settings (watch me)

  • Open Skype 2016 and login with Office 365
  • Hide location in Profile
  • Add Skype contact as contact in email
  • How to Skype call

Find Skype Contacts on Twitter

  • Following Skype in the Classroom on Twitter @SkypeClassroom
  • #mysteryskype
  • Skype with the contact before you include the students in a Skype call. We must keep students SAFE!

Mystery Skype Example

Mystery Skype Activity - 4th Grade