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This is the 11th post in the “30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators” series. Be sure to subscribe to the Teacher Challenge blog by RSS, like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter to keep up with future challenge posts as they are published.

This challenge post is a bit different than all of the rest and we hope that is ok!

Sue Waters published a lengthy and informative post about setting up and using Skype in the classroom today.


Free voice and video calls using Skype is great for talking with authors, experts, peer classrooms, language classes, and more – all with a pretty simple and cost effective set-up.

Rather than summarizing and re-hashing it all here, head on over to The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom to get a complete step-by-step overview.


  1. Read the post to learn all about Skyping in education
  2. Visit TheEdublogger.com’s Skype List and consider adding your class to the list
  3. Schedule a time to try Skype with your students in the next month or two
  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us about your experience!

Additional Resources

You might find some of the following resources helpful as well:

  1. The official Skype in Education website
  2. The Technology 4 Kids Skype Wiki – lots of resources!
  3. YouTube Video – Using Skype to talk to authors

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