EdTech Times Skype makes Group Video Calling free to educators
The ability for classrooms to beam in authors, subject experts, and fellow students from around the world has been one of the great advantages afforded by Skype. Commonly used by educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, the service just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge. Read More Here…
A feature previously available only to paid Skype Premium subscribers, Group Video Calling allows users to connect via Webcam with up to 10 parties. Skype’s blog post details instructions for signing up for free video calling. (Authentication may take 48 hours)
GOOGLE MAIL OR GMAIL…
Interested in getting your Pipeline Gmail on your iPhone, Droid, or iPad? Select one of the links below….
- Android phone setup
- iPhone or iPad setup
- Blackberry setup (not officially supported though it appears to work)
Interested in using Microsoft Outlook or Apple’s iMail client to access your Pipeline Gmail?
- Microsoft Outlook 2007-2010 setup
- Apple iMail setup (OS Leopard or newer)
GOOGLE DOCS OR DRIVE…
- File or space size limits for Google doc type files
FORWARDING your Groupwise Email to Gmail
For those of you who are teaching information literacy such as improving Google Search Techniques, here’s a link to Google’s Search Education site including lessons plans, etc.
Or, for something more local, you can view our SBCC library’s video webinar on improving Google searching results.
For those of you traveling this summer, here’s a great short article from Lifehacker.com on knowing your photographic rights while shooting photos in public places.
SBCC Google Resources
The above link will take you to a google docs directory of training and informational materials about using Google Apps through SBCC.
If you’re concerned about privacy like we are, here’s a link to Google’s new updated policy on personal privacy (effective March 1, 2012) and the use of their tools.