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Teaching photography over Skype

Teaching photography over Skype

Our guest writer today is award-winning digital photographer and Associate Editor (Ireland) of popular UK photography magazine F2-Camera Craft Stephen Power. He hails from Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland where he regularly teaches photography classes over Skype. Starting out in photography I’ve been passionate about cameras and photography for as long as I can remember, starting … Read more

Skype brings Reds fans closer to Liverpool FC legend John Barnes

Liverpool FC legend, John Barnes

Skype partnered with Liverpool FC to bring fans closer to their beloved club, from anywhere and on any device. We launched the official LFC Skype ID (search for ‘LFCOfficial3’ on Skype) so Reds fans the world over can get together to share their passion. Head over to liverpoolfc.com/skype for more information on the partnership and to see some of this … Read more

The Race Against Time: 10 lucky Skype in the Classroom winners

Mark Wood holding the Skype logo

Explorer and educator Mark Wood recently returned from the Arctic after his Race Against Time expedition. We caught up with him to learn more about what he experienced and how he’ll be sharing his learnings with students around the world, over Skype. But before he takes us back to the Arctic, here are the 10 … Read more

Millions of virtual miles travelled with Skype in the Classroom

Classrooms communicating over Skype

Last month, we highlighted various ways teachers and students could celebrate Earth Day and travel thousands of miles virtually via Skype in the Classroom to learn more about conservation, sustainability, and how we can do more to protect our planet. Many teachers took up the opportunity and in April travelled over 2.3 million Skype miles which is … Read more

Skype takes the distance out of long-distance dating

Dee

Your creative and meaningful uses for Skype never cease to amaze us. So, when we heard about these bi-coastal love birds, we had to get the scoop on how the app helped make their long-distance relationship flourish. Meet Dee and Gary. Dee lives in Georgia and Gary lives in California. While they met and started … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week – Highlights (May 2016)

Skype Moments of the week highlights

When you use Skype to learn a new skills, or get a different take on something that may already be familiar, it’s easier than ever to take in every detail and plug into the experience in a whole new way. Whether you’re using Skype to bring speakers into your classroom or get in some extra family time from … Read more

Go global. Save on international calling with Skype

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Whether your friends and family live halfway around the world, you need to touch base with a client or colleague in a far-off location, or you’ve got a big job interview across international borders, Skype can help you connect for less. So let’s take a deeper dive into our international calling options—and show you how … Read more

Skype and Sify.com make it easier to purchase paid services in India

Skype partners with Sify in India

At Skype we’re always looking for ways for you to stay in touch more easily with friends and family. So we’ve teamed up with Sify.com to make it easier in India to pay for Skype Credit and subscriptions for international calls. From today, Sify.com will enable Indian debit, credit cards and NetBanking to be used … Read more

Teachers and students: meet the Microsofties and share your feedback

Meet the Microsofties: OneNote team

Today we’re taking our mission to empower every student on the planet to achieve more one step further with the launch of our new community effort: Meet the Microsofties. This new program will connect Microsoft employees to students and teachers around the globe through Skype in the Classroom and the Microsoft Educator Community. These virtual … Read more

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Skype

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries and, while the date varies, for a large part of the world it’s the second Sunday of May—just a few days away. We know how much you all love the moms in your lives because every year, Skype usage spikes on this date, more than any other holiday. We … Read more

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