Don’t worry if you’re homebound: Plenty of groups need callers or envelope stuffers.
Online communities use groups, message boards and other discussion tools to connect you with others around specific interests and concerns – or just to chat.
Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus.
This means as long as the person on the other side of the screen is interacting with and responding in real time, they are not only staying connected to your young child, but can also have many of the positive impacts of responsive communication.2. When young children interact in person, they pick up communication cues from sight, sound, smell, and touch.
The results of the study, to be published soon in the The Journal of Medical Internet Research, confirm what some of us already have experienced: Using the Internet can connect us with the people we care about and increase our ability to meet new people – all of which, of course, makes us feel less isolated and lonely.
Today’s web offers more and more ways to connect to the world. You may have tried a few of them already; next time you’re stuck in the house – you’re under the weather; there’s bad weather; or you just can’t find something to do/someone to do it with – try these loneliness-busters.
Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom.
Read below to learn how you can take advantage of the power of Skype in your classroom.