I've just found a really wonderful free video conferencing tool, that allows you to make video calls live, send video emails, make group conference calls and even create a video feed. I've been looking around for something like this for some time now and haven't really come up with anything that was quite what I wanted, but tokbox is really great and has some features I didn't even know I wanted.
I made a video demonstration showing how it works which you can watch and listen to here if you are curious:
I've also written up a list of teaching tips and some of the pros and cons of using sites like this on my learning technology blog at:
I'm wondering now if anyone else is using video conferencing with their students or trainee teachers!
What software do you use?
Do you have any good tips for making this work well?
Try tokbox at: http://www.tokbox.com/