Topic: Emerging Technologies
A while back I posted something about Skype- a free download for both Windows and Mac that allows you to call computer-to-computer (free) or computer-to-telephone (about 2 cents/minute) anywhere in the world. I've now tried both the Windows and Mac versions and both work well- although if you need help with the Mac version, you're pretty much on your own. The online live help people are good with PCs, but don't know Macs.
Now I see that Will Richardson is also interested in Skype as a classroom tool. You might want to read his postings on Weblogg-ed, How Ex-Skype-ing and Podskyping Solution. As a teacher, I see exciting possibilities. As an administrator, I see some issues that may need to be dealt with before having kids Skyping.