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Descriptor of Session:

Technology is allowing us to connect with others as never before, and classrooms can now take part in this exciting adventure. In this session, we will demonstrate strategies to help teachers successfully use Skype through their Office 365 account to bring the outside world in to their building. Learn how to play a Mystery Skype game with a classroom across the country, invite a guest speaker in to discuss your topic first hand, or take a virtual field trip to a new land. All of these and more are available with the click of a button. Come find out how.


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Activities and Materials


Model digital age work and learning

TN Standards


PLC Guiding Questions

1. What is it we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know if each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when some students do not    learn it?

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Digital Citizenship

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  • Learn the basics of Mystery Skype to improve student engagement, digital literacy and critical thinking skills all while having fun!

  • Encourage and capture classroom collaboration.
  • Join Skype in the Classroom to find transformation learning experiences.
  • Use the resources in the Skype notebook to organize and record your global connections.
  • Find guest speakers, virtual field trips, and lesson plans without leaving the classroom



Success Criteria:

  • The participants can launch the Skype in the Classroom site and join the site.
  • The participants can locate Skype contacts.
  • The participants can share how they will use Skype with students.


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