The first Skype session was with a smaller class because I was a bit nervous about how it would go. There were a few minor sound issues, and one student lost a tooth during one of the books, but other than that it went well. The kids seemed to enjoy it so I decided I would try my hand at it again with a larger class.
The next class was a very active Kindergarten class so I was super nervous again. But they did very well, especially considering that we were having sound issues again. The kids were so cute reading along and they got a kick out of Ms. Jennifer talking about the things she could see them doing.
After this second lesson, I began doing a little technical search to find out about the sound issues and found it has to do with our bandwidth. Unfortunately, the only way I found to fix this problem is to increase the bandwidth and I don't think my county is going to pay for that just so that I can do Skype lessons. So I either try it with an iPad and Apple TV or the app Reflector to see if that will work, or just live with the cutting in and out. I definitely want to try Skypeing again. However, I want to fix the sound issue first.
Anyone having this same issue and have any suggestions (besides increasing the bandwidth)?
P.S. You can find me on Skype @MESMediaCenter.