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More reasons to bring Skype into schools

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

More reasons to bring Skype into schools.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Skype has been used by some innovative educators for years, for instance, to link students from different parts of the world together.   Skype, which is now owned by Microsoft, has announced some new partnerships to bring NASA and other organizations directly into the classroom.   Andy Schmidt is the head of Skype Social Good…

“NASA has already uploaded a few different projects or lessons and students can learn how to prepare a space vehicle for liftoff.  They can design their own space mission project.  Additional examples are, with Penguin book publishers, the idea of a school visit with a book author has been around for quite a while and ongoing for quite some time.”

There’s lots more info and more examples at education.skype.com.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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