Real-time Collaboration
Online chatting refer to any kind of communication over the Internet, but usually refers to direct one-on-one chat or a group chat. The communication can be text, audio, and/or visual. You can also use chats to exchange files, pictures, links.


iChat is an instant text messaging application for .Mac, AIM, Jabber, and Google Talk accounts. With iChat, you can also set up audio and video chats with your buddies.

To learn more about iChat, use the search field within the application to search iChat Help.

To find out what’s new in iChat, click this link:

If you are interested in chatting with people outside of the disttict you will need to set up an AIM account.  Click on the link below....
Setting up iChat
Set up a .Mac, AIM, or Jabber account.

Skype is a software program that allows free calling between computers and low-cost calling to regular telephones that aren't connected to the Internet. You can also use it for video chats and file transfers.
Skype download page
Skype in Schools
Skype in the Classroom
Helping a Homebound Student