Yesterday, I was one of four speakers (alongside Google, the Guardian and Canongate books) at a great Arts Council-funded event for publishers and librarians. Each of us highlighted a digital tool or platform that the audience could leverage to improve, or simplify, their programme of work. We're always happy to talk about Skype in the classroom–primarily, because it really is a game-changing platform that inspires educators and their students from around the world.
Whenever we're explaining the service to newcomers, we often mention Beth, the park ranger from Yellowstone, who joined the platform of her own accord and began offering lovely talks to classrooms. Her project remains our most popular. 'Do you have Moose?' is a wonderful short video of a primary school class interacting with Beth as they discuss elks and moose.
But it's not just Beth who uses Skype to deliver inspiring lessons, there are lots of experts and teachers who are doing incredible stuff with Skype. I've featured some of their work in my presentation below.