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Do you use Facetime in your lessons?



Jayho
Australia

Do you use Facetime in your lessons?
 
Hi all
 
Since 75% of my students have an iPhone and my college has free student WiFi, I thought I´d explore the possibility of incorporating Facetime into my lessons.
 
Do you use Facetime in the classroom? If so, please share your ideas.
 
I don´t actually have an iPhone but I recently upgraded my ancient iPod Nano 2nd gen. to the latest iPod Touch and am delighted to see that it has all the functions of an iPhone 5 except for the phoning ability. How good is that?!! I´m excited.
 
Cheers
 
Jayho
 
 

1 Mar 2015      



alien boy
Japan

I haven´t used it myself, not having any Apple devices, but you may want to investigate some web based FaceTime alternatives. This would allow any student who has access to a web browser to join in.

Here ´s one link with a few suggestions: http://facetimeapp.com/web-based-facetime-alternatives/ 
 
Cheers,
AB 
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You could even try something like Jive Chime, as it´s available across several platforms: http://jivechime.com/#features

1 Mar 2015     



Jayho
Australia

Hi AB
 
Good idea , although the students always do these activities in pairs so no one is disadvantaged.  I also have to stress to the students that they do not need to go out and buy an iPhone and show them my el-cheapo base model Nokia which does the same job (except for Facetime). Some have these gaming tablets with WiFi access and that´ll do too.
 
I shall check out those links. If anyone knows of any others, please let me know.
 
Cheers
 
Jayho
 
 

2 Mar 2015     



Peter Hardy
Australia

My students are pretty much in my face each and every day. I like to teach face to face, and some of my students ... well ... pictures say more than words.
 
From my iPhone:
 

2 Mar 2015     



Jayho
Australia

LOL Peter.
 
I did a bit of research and many teachers are using FaceTime for guest speakers as well as pen pal type stuff.  There is potential.
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

3 Mar 2015