Skype, a free video conferencing service, can be downloaded to most any device, even Xbox. There is also a portable version you can run on a flash drive. You can also now create your own class Skype account through your Microsoft Account (using your Outlook username and password). Visit Skype for details on what version to download.
Actively Learn is an online literacy platform that empowers educators to transform reading and writing so students understand more, think critically, and build lasting skills. Educators are also able to customise instruction, provide real-time feedback and access analytics on student performance. Students interact with peers and receive information to fill gaps in background knowledge, making reading and writing active and collaborative.
TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can then distribute TED-Ed lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.