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 Using Skype

Teacher Tool

Teacher Use Only:

Tool is either unavailable for student access or requires PII beyond directory level to create accounts. Teachers may create their own accounts for instructional purposes.


Grades: N/A



This information last checked: 1/23/2017




Getting Started 


Skype is an online video conferencing tool available for free.  Skype allows users to "call" another Skype user and see live video and audio.  Teachers can use Skype to connect with experts around the globe, take virtual field trips, and connect with guest speakers.  Teachers can sign up for an account with Skype in Education to find classrooms and experts to connect with.  Skype in Education also hosts planned virtual field trips year round.  


Skype must be installed by your tech liasion using the download file on the Digital Learning Intranet page.



Learning How 


Skype in Education: Getting Started

Skype Teachers Guide


Check out Skype Lessons: Live learning activities beamed in your classroom

Find Virtual Field Trips

Play Mystery Skype with a classroom around the globe

Connect with guest speakers


Ideas for Use  





Provide multiple means of

Representation (Content)


Provide multiple means of

Action and Expression (Product)


Provide multiple means of

Engagement (Process)