If you’re a tech-savvy teacher and believe that learning is beyond the four walls of the classroom, why not consider using Skype to get your students hyped up, even if it’s History Class you’re teaching.
There are many ways to use Skype as a cool tool for learning. Below are some suggestions worth trying:
1. Meet with other classes
If you want your students to experience going to other parts of the world without having to leave the classroom, what better way than to use Skype to let them exchange ideas with classrooms from all over the world. May it be for cultural exchange or common assignment purposes, Skype won’t let you down.
2. Practice foreign language
The most effective way to teach someone a new language is to expose him or her to native tongues. You can connect with another school from another country so you can sharpen your students’ grammar and pronunciation skills, without having to pay for expensive airplane tickets.
3. Practice job interviews
Technical skills and knowledge are not enough to get your students the job that they’ve always wanted. So instead of bombarding them with information right out of a book, prepare them for the real world by giving them mock job interviews with other teachers, counselors, and even professionals, via Skype.
4. Hold debates
Hone your students’ communication skills and critical thinking skills by holding debates. Host formal and informal debates with other classes using Skype, so your students will be in their competitive modes and do their best to beat the other team.
5. Parent-Teacher conference
If you believe that saving Mother Nature should be a priority, help conserve our environment by holding parent-teacher conferences through Skype. Save gas and energy by doing remote conferences so this way, not only will you save Mother Earth, but save parents their time and effort as well. They’ll surely love you for such a thoughtful act. .