TETC Skype Presentation

Written by Michael Crewse   
Saturday, 06 December 2008

Installing Skype on a USB flash drive

  1. Download Skype and install it on your computer. (or, if you have already installed Skype on your computer, continue to step 2)
  2. Find skype.exe file where it was installed. (Normally found at C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\skype.exe)
  3. On your USB drive create a folder and name it "Skype" and copy skype.exe into this folder
  4. Create another folder in this newly made Skype folder on the USB drive and name it "Data"
  5. Create a new file in Notepad and add the following text:
    skype.exe /datapath:"Data" /removable
  6. Save the file as "Skype.bat"
  7. Make sure file is located in the Skype folder you created in step 3.
  8. To launch skype, double-click on the batch file located in the Skype folder.

 - No installation on local machines
 - Will run on restricted accounts
 - Students can only use Skype if they have the flash drive
 - Skype could be checked out with webcams



Michael add links!!

This toturial will cover some preferences as well as settings for security. Hopefully the links above will help with the "My Techs Say No." You will also get a peek at me somewhat startled as I forgot that the video settings enable the webcam!!!

The skype community is comprised of well over sixteen million people. The odds are in your favor. Below are some links to get you started as well as some common courtesy tips.




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The full link is here: http://dotrust.org/what-we-do/teachup/usa/la-jefferson-parish/riverdale-middle/resources/workshop-handouts/SkypeinClassroom_AndyMann.pdf and has been embeded for you convienince.


This is the media release form that is singed by the parent every year at enrollment.
A full enrollment package can be downloaded and viewd here: Downloads

Media Access to Students

School administrators shall be authorised to grant permission and establish parameters for media access to students in their respective schools. Media representatives shall be required to report to the administration for prior approval before accessing students involved in instructional programs and activities not attended by the general public. The media may interview and photograph students involved in instructional programs and school activities including athletic events. Such media shall not be unduly disruptive and shall comply with Board policies.

Each year parents/legal guardians will be given the options to withhold permission for public news media interviews or photographs of their child at school.

Specific parental/legal guardian permission must be obtained in the event that a story or photograph covers a topic of a sensitive nature.

District employees may release student information to the media only in accordance with applicable provision of the education records law and Board policies governing directory information and personally identifiable information.

Legal ref: USCA 20-1232gTRR/MS 0520-19-.14(7)(h)
Cross Ref: News releases, News Conferences, Interviews 1.503

I grant permission to Lexington City School System and its subordinates, to use my child's name, and/or photographs and/or videoed media for use in Lexington City School System publications such as recruiting brochures, news letters, and magazines, and to use my child's names/and or photographs on display boards, and to use my child's name/and or photographs in electronic versions of the same publications or on the Lexington City School System's web site or other electronic forms or media.

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“See Me, Hear Me: Skype in the Classroom - 1/1/2008 - School Library Journal.” http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6515247.html.

“Skype & Wikis - Powerful Web 2.0 Tools / Skype in the Classroom.” http://wikiskype.pbwiki.com/Skype+in+the+Classroom.

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“Yugma: Free Web Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Net Meeting, Web Collaboration Service, Free Desktop Sharing, skype yugma, FREE Anytime Collaboration and Live Conferencing, remote desktop, mac conferencing, collaboration, eLearning, meeting facilities Forever - anytime, anywhere..” http://www.yugma.com/.

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