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TeacherCast Podcast 58 “Skype and Google Hangouts in the Classroom” (@wkrakower @plnaugle @ncarroll24 @powell4thgrade)

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Jeff sits down with Bill Krakower, Nancy Carrol, Paula Naugle, and Kim Powell to discuss the power of using Skype and Google Hangouts in their classrooms.






Featured Topics:

  • Skype in the Classroom
  • Skyping projects in the classroom
  • Mystery Skype
  • Great teachers to Skype with
  • Google Hangouts in the Classroom
  • The Differences between Skype and Google


Featured Guests:

Nancy Carrol: Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, 4th Grade Teacher! I am in my twenty-second year of teaching, and believe it or not I’m still very passionate about my students, my job and about technology. Recently I received a Master’s degree in Assistive Technology. It is my hope to incorporate what I learned in the program and transfer that to my classroom in an effort to help my students learn!





Bill Krakower teaches in the Woodland Park School District. He teaches Computer Skills to grade three & four. He also teaches special education students in grades three, four and five.  Recently, he finished his advance certificate in Educational Leadership at Long Island University Hudson Campus and also has received a dual Masters Degree in Special Education & Elementary Education from the Hudson Campus.  Bill is the co-founder of #elemsci chat and co-moderators for #njed chats. He has developed wiki sites for #elemsci, #njed, #satchat & #edcampnj.  Bill enjoys doing mystery Skype’s with his computer classes when he is not teaching them the important 21st skills. @wkrakower  wkrakower@gmail.com




Paula Naugle lives in New Orleans. Louisiana where she teaches 4th graders math and social studies in a public school just outside of the city. She has taught for 36 years. She is passionate about preparing her students for their futures as 21st century digital citizens and they love using web tools such as Edmodo, Skype, GlogsterEDU, kidblog.org, and Google docs.
Paula is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a PBWorks certified teacher, a Promethean trainer at her school, a member of the DEN (Discovery Educator Network) Leadership Council of Louisiana, and one of the organizers for #edcampLouisiana.
Learning and sharing with her PLN is another passion for Paula. She helps moderate #4thchat on Twitter, and attends Classroom 2.0 Live webinars almost every Saturday morning.Paula earned her B.S. in elementary education from York College of Pennsylvania and her MEd in Educational Technology Leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University. Her hobbies include social networking, traveling, and reading.
Kim Powell: 4th grade teacher at Douglas Road Elementary with Bedford Public Schools in Temperance, Michigan
I am presently working on my Master’s in Educational Technology at Michigan State University
I have a classroom blog at http://powell4thgrade.blogspot.com/  where we share all of the wonderful learning opportunities that are going on in our classroom.
Many of the Skype connections I have made were through Twitter- and in particular by #4thchat
I had the opportunity to share Mystery Skype in a video/tutorial with the REMC Connected Educator Series at http://www.remc.org/projects/connectededucator/
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  • http://buistbunch.tumblr.com Michael Buist

    Love G+ Hangouts. I thought Skype was going to be the way to connect. Unfortunately I can’t get it to connect at my site. However, Hangouts work! My class has done two Mystery State calls which lead to an intense mini-lesson on time zones. We’ve also connected with three other classes participating in the Global Read Aloud. And on that same day, the entire 5th grade “hung out” with Nirvan Mullick, the director of Caine’s Arcade.

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