This is a link to an article on Skype by Steve O'Keefe. He talks about how he tried it on his mom. http://www.ibpa-online.org/articles/shownews.aspx?id=2611

This is a blog with some Skype tutorials on it for teachers and librarians. http://annickpress.blogspot.com/2008/08/skype-tutorials-for-teachers-authors.html

This is an article by a librarian of how to use Skype in school. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/index.asp?layout=talkbackCommentsFull&talk_back_header_id=6497594&articleid=CA6515247

Downloads to use with Skype for recording conversations and other add ons. http://www.pamela-systems.com/

Blog of a teacher who used Skype for guest speakers in his classroom. http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/my-first-virtual-guest-speaker/

Video Chat other options:
Google has a chat feature that is integrated into their email. This video shows a video on how to use it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFGJRfoK9xQ