November 26, 2015

Skype, Now an Everyday Tool in Schools


Ask teachers and librarians about their experiences with Skype today, and you’ll hear a long list of projects, from the traditional Skype author visit to virtual writing workshops, interviews with scientists in the field, Mystery Skype connections, and more.

Very Pinteresting!: The hot social network is taking educators by storm


In classrooms and media centers, Pinterest is fast becoming a powerful resource where teachers and students share images, store lesson plans, read about current events, watch video clips, and collect their favorite apps.

Author Visits? A Remote Possibility: Using Skype to connect is fun and affordable


Kate Messner takes a look at classrooms and libraries connecting with authors—and with one another—to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.

Ready to set up a Skype session in your classroom or library? Here’s how.


Step-by-step instructions on setting up Skype for a virtual author visit.