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Face Time
by Apple Inc.
Don’t limit  your classroom to influences within its physical confines. Face Time provides your students’ exposure to new places and characters in real time that allows true interaction. You can take your class on a virtual field trip, allow them to interview persons of interest, and even allow your students to “show and tell” from their home.

Dr. Wanda Wade of the University of West Florida has been using Face Time to monitor and assess teachers in real time without distracting the classroom. Administrators can now get an honest look into each class. More more information on virtual coaching please visit www.virtualcoaching2point0.com.

How It Works?

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Troubleshooting
Using Face Time in a classroom setting can be tricky depending on your school’s network capabilities. It is advisable to allow adequate time to set up the phone call. It can also help to have a backup plan, such as a Skype account.

Cost and Platforms
Face Time is a free app that comes pre-installed on your iPad.
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Robert Heubach Robert Heubach
Rober Heubach is the Creative Director for the Institute of Innovative Community Learning at the University West Florida. He has been currently working in classrooms as a technology consultant and experimenting with various new apps in instruction. Read more about Robert Heubach and the rest of the Class With Apps Team.

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