Skype Jobs

 

Skype Jobs for your Students

There is a sense of excitement in the room, when our students get ready to conduct a Skype call. I almost want to compare it to a
“traditional” vision of a newsroom before a deadline. Everyone is buzzing, running here, running there to get ready for their job
assignment.

Skyping: Assigned Roles

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  1. Calendar
    • Responsible for adding Date & Time of planned Skype
      connection to shard & embedded Google Calendar
  2. Greeter
    • Greets the partner school.
    • Makes initial introduction.Talks about Geographic
      location.
  3. Share
    • Shares something special about class, school, city, state or
      country.
    1. Could be song, dance, souvenir, project, sports team, etc.
  4. Q &A
    • Asks specific questions for data collection.
    • Responsible for keeping conversation fluid
  5. Photographer
    • Responsible for documenting connection with still images.
  6. Videographer
    • Responsible for documenting connection with video.
  7. Backchannel Writers
    • Documenting conversation, questions, answers and classroom
      happenings during the connection on a backchannel chat (Ex.
      Today’s Meet)
  8. Backchannel Cleanup
    • Responsible to save backchannel chat as a Word Document and
      cleaning up duplicate comments and mark questionable statements to
      be verified.
  9. Live Blogger
    • Blogs skype call live to classroom blog
  10. Blogger Word Problem
    • Creates a Math word problem from data, questions and answers
      collected during skype call
  11. Google Earth
    • Finds location of skype partner and measures distance in miles
      & kilometers.
  12. Google Map
    • Responsible for adding placemark of Skype partner’s location to
      embedded Google Map on classroom blog.
  13. Info Station
    • Responsible to search for any data question on the spot.
    • Verifies any questionable information as well.
  14. Data Entry
    • Responsible for adding data collected into embedded google form
      on classroom blog. Ex. distance miles/km, temperature in F/C.
  15. Elapsed time
    • Responsible for noting time Skype call started and ended as
      well as calculating elapsed time.

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