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Skype: Free and Still Fine

Teachers Review Technology in Education | By Shelley Grey-Sortland (BOLT student)

Description of Skype 

Skype is a free VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) application that provides free video calls, phone calls, conference calling, instant messaging, the sharing of files and images, and screen sharing.  It is a popular service as it is user-friendly and does not require much equipment: a computer, high-speed internet connection, a web cam, and a microphone are all that is needed.  Skype can also be accessed through an app on a tablet or cell phone.

Strengths 

  • it is a free service with some upgrades available (such as the ability to call land lines and cell phones, call forwarding, or the ability to record calls); consequently, almost any student can make use of this technology

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Adobe Connect: It’s Easy to Get In!

Teachers Review Technology in Education | By Isabel Rempel (BOLT student)

Computer Based Technology Adobe totes itself as “the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solution.” (Adobe website’s fast facts) As distance learning educators, we are always on the lookout for solutions to encourage our up and coming leaders. Adobe Connect’s software (which is totally Adobe Flash based) offers opportunities for teachers and students to connect via the internet. As a teacher, I have appreciated its features that facilitate instructing and sharing information and I have also been totally frustrated with this product. I’ll share in this visual critique the

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