Skype is an incredible tool for anyone to instantly text each other, video chat, share files and so much more. As a virtual teacher, my students and I use Skype daily to connect. My students ask for help easily using instant messaging and can easily insert emotions as they write...just to make the point clear. When lessons are given, we use video. If they need to show me something, they just aim the camera on what they need me to see. Combine Skype with JAWS tandem and you have a powerful combination of tools to teach virtually.