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Video Conferencing

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Video Conferencing

 

Names:  Kevin Boyle, Andrew Clarke

 

Conference Date: March 25, 2010

 

Presentation Date: April 1, 2010 

 

OBTAINING THE INNOVATION

 

Skype is easy downloaded at http://www.skype.com.  The website automatically detects which OS you are using and directs you to the proper place to download the appropriate version for you computer.  Once the page has loaded all you have to do is click "Download Now" and follow the instructions given to start using Skype. 

 

 

Most people, when first creating a Skype, will be asked to enter all personal information they would like to enter, including full name, and location in the world, in order for your friends and/or family to be able to find you and add you to start talking!

 

LEARNING TO USE THE INNOVATION

 

How to add Contacts:

 

How to make calls:

 

First time you call a phone number:

Click the Call phones tab.

In the main window, you will see a key pad, calling rates to all countries, and a Buy Skype Credit button.

1.

How to buy credit

 

2.  In the main window, click on the flag menu and change the country if you're calling abroad.

Then click in the box beside the flag. Type the phone number or click numbers on the keypad.

Enter Phone Number

 

3.  Check you've got the number right.

Then click the green Call button.

 

4.  If you'll call this number regularly, click the Save button under the dialpad.

Next time, just find it in your Contacts so you don't have to type it in again.

Save this phone number to your Contact list

If you've saved the number in your Contacts:

1. Click the Contacts button at the top of Skype.

2. In your Contact list, find the person you want to call.

Then click on them.

3. In the main window, click the green Call button.

Useful things you can do on a call:

  • Mute – click this icon Mute button to mute your microphone so the other person can't hear you.
  • Hold – click on this icon Pause button to put the call on hold.
  • Send an SMS – if you're calling a cell phone, click the SMS button under the dialpad to send an SMS instead.

 

How to video chat:

 

It’s free to call people on video.

1. Make sure you've got a webcam and check:

- it's plugged into your computer

- you've installed the software that came with it

- it's switched on.

 

2. In your Contact list, find the person you want to talk to.

Click on them.

 

3. In the main window, click the green Video call button.

Video Call Button

 

4. Smile, wave, say hello!

Smile!

Useful things you can do on a video call:

  • Resize the screen – click and drag the corner of the video screen to make it bigger or smaller.
  • Move it around – click and drag the video of yourself around your screen.
  • IM at the same time – click the Show messages link at the top of the video to instant message while you're on the call.

 

Video tutorial on how to use Skype:

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Kevin: Skype Me!              Andrew:  Skype Me!

 

 

TEACHER USES OF THE INNOVATION

 

-Teacher-to-Teacher or administrative conferencing.

-Parent interaction via conferences or allowing them to video call and view the classroom.

-Feedback from outside sources.

-Keep you connected to your classroom even if you are unable to be there in person.

-Tutoring past and present students.

-For computer classes, allow students to view your screen and give them a walk-through tutorial of how to do certain things, allowing them to take screenshots whenever necessary for their own use.

-How to teach other teachers to use various parts of their computer, programs etc., they otherwise would not know how to use, via screen sharing.

 

 

STUDENT USES OF THE INNOVATION

 

 

-Allows for long distance learning.

-Virtual field trips.

-Online guests that may not otherwise be able to attend a class due to distance for interviews, etc.

-Ability to view/hear lectures if they are sick and at home.

-Easier collaboration between peers, such as calling each other to talk about group projects or homework assignments.

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/

 

 

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