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Celebrating literacy with Skype in the Classroom

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Throughout the month of February, Skype in the Classroom and LitWorld are celebrating literacy and invite you and your classroom to join in. Here is how you can get involved in the lead up to World Read Aloud Day. Talk with an author. Authors worldwide are volunteering their time to talk with students over Skype. Book … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the 2016 Presidential Primaries and the race to the White House

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With unlikely candidates soaring in the polls, heated debates and a still recovering economy, the 2016 Presidential Primaries and upcoming election have been anything, but predictable. As the topic of immigration takes center stage, many minority communities feel targeted and isolated by a number of the candidates. Concerns about healthcare costs and national security are … Read more

Immersive, candid and personal storytelling: an interview with Sterling Proffer, GM of VICE News

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As partners who share VICE’s broadcasting passion, Skype in Media sat down with Sterling Proffer, General Manager of VICE News, for a chat on digital media, millennials and a more seamless means of assembling and allocating content. “We’ve always focused on a certain style of storytelling which is really immersive, candid, and personal”, Sterling explains. … Read more

Skype helps people with speech difficulties

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A few months ago, we came across an article that described how Florida Atlantic University is using Skype to help people who stutter in Rwanda. With a severe lack of local speech therapists, Skype is proving to be an effective means of providing long-distance therapy. We made contact with Dr. Dale Williams, professor of Communication … Read more

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

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Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe — educating over 7,000 students on … Read more

More ways to stay active with Skype

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How’s that new year’s resolution going? According to the University of Scranton, by the end of January, one in three people have given up completely, and two thirds of resolution makers duck out before reaching their goal. Ouch. And with almost 70% of those joining the resolution focusing on something health-related (Nielsen Insights) – Skype’s … Read more

Skype composes the perfect setting for musicians to collaborate

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English composer, Malcolm Arnold once said “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.” Combined with Skype, the communication possibilities are truly endless — take a look at our recent posts about blues harp harmonica and violin lessons over Skype, for example. Today we have the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Flint water crisis

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In the midst of a crippling water crisis in the city of Flint, protestors gathered on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building calling for the removal of Governor Rick Snyder who many feel has ignored the crisis for far too long. Armed with a cooler of bottled water labeled “Flint Water,” protestors expressed … Read more

Top tips for best audio quality

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A few months ago, we published a blog post on Skype call quality on mobile devices, and highlighted a list of the top-rated devices to use with Skype. Today we’d like to dive a little deeper into what you can do to improve the audio quality of your Skype calls by using USB and Bluetooth accessories. According … Read more

Antarctica calling

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Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

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