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Skype in the Classroom Partners with Leading Organizations to Enable Exciting Learning Experiences

Today, Skype in the classroom is joining forces with Penguin Group, New York Philharmonic, Peace One Day, Save the Children, and the Science Museum, London to support teachers by offering exciting classroom content for their students. Registered teachers from around the globe can now browse interesting projects from these organizations on our free Skype in the classroom community of more than 28,000 educators.

The following projects from these five organizations will provide teachers with unique content and access to inspiring guest speakers:

  • Penguin Young Readers Group will connect authors, such as Adam Gidwitz, Caroline Lawrence and Nancy Krulik, with students for discussions about books, reading and writing;
  • The New York Philharmonic offers live interaction with musicians and educators, beginning with an exploration of Billy the Kid -the man and the legend- through the lens of Aaron Copland’s 1939 ballet;
  • Registered teachers have the opportunity to link directly to the free Skype supported Peace One Day Global Education Resources and inspire and educate their students about the importance of peace in the modern world. Students can also connect with Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley and listen to his inspirational story, questioning him on all aspects of his incredible journey to institutionalize Peace Day, 21 September;
  • Save the Children and the Science Museum, London will have individual projects on Skype in the classroom by the end of the year.

Teachers can take advantage of these valuable resources by signing up for free on the Skype in the classroom website, education.skype.com. Once registered, teachers will be able to explore the Skype in the classroom collaboration spaces, access a variety of content from these organizations, learn about new and exciting ways to utilize Skype video calling in their schools and connect their students with select guest experts.

To join Skype in the classroom and view these exclusive resources, teachers should:

  1. Sign up at education.skype.com using their Skype account details
  2. Create a profile which includes their interests, location and the age groups they teach
  3. Once complete, teachers will have full range to explore the Skype in the classroom organization microsites, utilize vast content from these organizations and engage in conversations with select guest experts.

For more information, click here to read the press release.

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