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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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