“Skype in the Classroom” is a new network allowing teachers and classrooms to connect with each other by way of video chat and text messaging all over the world.

A class in Missouri is using it for a 5th grade weather project, comparing weather in five cities.  A class in Maine talked with former first lady Barbara Bush. A class in Yardley, PA, plays a Skype mystery game where they call a classroom at random and give clues to their whereabouts. Each class tries to guess where the other one is.  A class in Colorado Springs connected with a child’s dad in Iraq on Veteran’s Day. Still others are practicing foreign languages.

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