If you’re stopping by after reading my recent article on using Skype in libraries, welcome!
Skype also is an excellent tool for bringing in experts/other librarians into workshops you are presenting, by the way, even if they can’t attend in person.
One of the best things about using Skype is it brings you and your students closer to a global community. When students are having to figure out what time zone someone else is in to set up a meeting, or talking to someone “live” from another state or country, their sense of the world expands tremendously. When they can speak to an author or see the author via a webcam, their sense of what a writer is deepens and becomes more personal.
I’d love to hear other ideas about how you’ve tried Skype in your libraries/classrooms! Thanks for stopping by.