- I can see and talk to my family that I don't get to visit often
- Same for my kids, they can keep in touch with family and friends this way (through my account, not sure I'd let them have their own yet)
- Professionally speaking, I can use it when I become a SLMS to have virtual author visits and it would also be a great tool for group meetings (up to 5 participants) and screen sharing
For the second summer in a row, we hosted a child from the NYC area in our home for 10 days through the Fresh Air Fund. She and my daughter were instant friends and much like sisters. They've been keeping in touch over the phone and through the mail but now that I have Skype, I'm going to see if we can arrange a video call with her and her family. My daughter will be absolutely thrilled! This will be a great way for them to keep in touch until they see one another again next summer. Cant wait to give it a try!
My first Skype call will likely be with my sister. She's not out of town or anything, just more tech-savvy than I am right now and I thought we'd have some fun testing it out. Then I'll likely try it with my brother. He is out of town so this will be a cool way to see him.
When I try it out, I'll leave a comment and let you guys know how it went. Do any of you have Skype?