Skype enables students to connect, collaborate, and communicate with students across the globe. It creates an opportunity for students to learn from each other, to have authentic audiences for their work, and to meet musicians, authors, and others who can further their learning. The possibilities are truly endless. Skyping is no longer a novelty — a once-in-awhile special event. It’s becoming a routine part of being an effective 21st century teacher.
As educators, we are preparing students to succeed in the real world. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s imperative for students to be taught not only the â€˜funâ€™ parts of social media, but how to be responsible. In part three of our Twitter blog series, we’ll discuss how to use Twitter in the classroom.