Teacher appreciation “in this new age of technology and dawning of the super-computerized generation, education has never been the same. With the rise of powerful software programs, online education was born and connecting with the other parts of the world is made possible by a simple click of a mouse.
Skype, the promising provider of online communication tools has made possible the connection of worldwide classrooms to listen to a guest speaker without traveling. It’s like taking a virtual trip around the world. The -Skype in the Classroom was launched last Tuesday – which enables teachers to create profiles which describe their classes and teaching interests. Aside from that, teachers and students can search a directory of teachers worldwide categorized into student age range, language, and subject.
The beta version of Skype was released last December along with 4000 teacher registrants. May of them used skype in order to coordinate projects with other schools. Some teachers used the directory function to search for partners worldwide over their subject matter.
Teachers find skype user-friendly and its directory very awesome. They can also search projects in the project tab of the skype in the classroom version. More and more independent websites have established skype teacher phone books, virtual language exchange program, and class collaboration directories to address the growing popularity of skype.
This is very promising for our teachers – especially for those who are worrying about teacher layoff. Teachers can teach and earn with home tutorials using skype. Online education can also be carried through the communication software.
Because the skype to skype calls are free, teachers can call every one they would like to – including students which are out of their reach. Students may also send their teacher appreciation gifts through skype – and vice versa.
Despite the bad news happening around the education system, skype in the classroom is one the good news which should be celebrated. By such software, there is a possibility of teaching a hundred of students by one teacher only – which is needed for the recent economic state. Many online universities have used the potentials of skype in delivering instructions.
The endless possibilities of online education could be the answer for the current dilemma. The teacher budget could be lowered and students could learn at home. By such method, the US can save up lot of millions which is designated for teacher salary and school utilities. Though, the answer could still be very vague for now, it couldn’t be denied that skype and other wireless convergence could be the answer for everything.
Skype is a software program that enables users to make voice calls and chat sessions over the internet. Skype to skype calls are free and calls to landline and mobile phones are based on debit user account.