A few weeks ago, we learned the exciting news that Skype in the classroom won 1 of 5 Summer 2011 Tomorrow Awards. The Tomorrow Awards, an international award honoring advertising creativity that pushes new boundaries in technology, awarded Skype in the classroom for its “potential to change the world,” as one judge noted.
Yesterday, the Tomorrow Awards team released a wonderful video including teacher stories and revealing the judge’s discussions as to why they awarded Skype in the classroom. We encourage you to watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
We are extremely proud to be a part of the Tomorrow Award community, representing new technologies and the creative possibilities they provide. With all the teachers and students who use Skype in their schools and in educational settings every day, we are able to illustrate the innovative possibilities Skype video calling provides and the meaningful connections it facilitates between classrooms across the globe.