Skype is a free software application that allows users to make voice calls over the internet. Calls to other users (computer to computer) within the Skype service are free. Calls made to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee. Skype also has features such as instant messaging, data transfer and video conferencing. You can use Skype to connect with your peers or to be a virtual grandparent when distance separates you from loved ones. Find out more about Skype at http://www.skype.com. Interested in how to use Skype in the classroom? Check out this article: 50 Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom.