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What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype … Read more

A Valentine’s Gift from Us to You

This Valentine’s Day, show your Valentine how much you care with these printable emoticons. We would’ve also sent the printable chocolates we had, but honestly, our blog team ate them all. We hope the below can make some sparks fly IRL. Read more

Three Epic Moments from the X Games Aspen

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Matt Gibson is a travel writer, avid adventurer, snowboarder and Skype Moment Maker. Recently, he joined us on the ground at the X Games Aspen where he captured some gravity-defying moments with his impressive photography. Having lived abroad for the greater part of the past 12 years, I’m a big Skype user. I was living … Read more

Keeping in Touch, On Campus and Off

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For Sarah Woodworth and her ten Tufts University suitemates, GroupMe ensures their freshmen year is nothing short of supportive. In fact – according to Sarah – they’re not just suitemates; they’ve become a family. While describing her on-campus living quarters Sarah explains, “GroupMe definitely helped cement our friendships. Whenever something funny happens, and it’s just … Read more

Skype on TV: Share what makes your living room unique

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Your living room is the center of your universe. It’s where you work, play, entertain guests and watch your favorite shows. Your living room is a reflection of who you are and what you love doing. Now, with the new Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV you can have a Skype on TV group video … Read more

Portals: Shared Experiences over Skype

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  “There is so much opportunity now to have really powerful experiences, in a world that’s evermore connected,” Amar Bakshi, former journalist-turned-artist explains. “But so often, we use these tools to cocoon ourselves in our own communities. Sometimes it takes art, and an aesthetic moment, to sort of shake things up a bit.” Judging from … Read more

Skype gives The X Factor UK fans a star-studded experience

Every year, The X Factor’s talented performers impress and inspire millions of people worldwide. Meanwhile, the audience rarely gets the chance to ask their burning questions, watch live performances, or see what the talent is like offstage. In celebration of these gifted performers and their dedicated fans, we teamed up with The X Factor UK … Read more

Update Your Seasonal Traditions with a Side of Tech

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With the holidays quickly approaching, there may or may not be figgy pudding in your future. But, long before the table is set—long before the oven is preheated—there’s some preliminary planning to do. That’s where we come in. With these handy tips, we’ll keep your up-and-coming event organized, coordinated, and full of plenty of cheer. … Read more

A Mobile Approach to the Season with Skype

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With Turkey Day behind us, we’re full steam ahead for December’s festivities. Between planning, plotting, carol singing and all that shopping—there’s a good chance you’re going to be on the go from now through the New Year. All the more reason to download the latest version of Skype on your mobile device. By ensuring a … Read more

NFL Players go head-to-head in a Skype Thanksgiving Preview

Thanksgiving in the United States is synonymous with home-cooked food, family gatherings, and thankfulness. And of course, football. This year, through Microsoft’s partnership with the NFL, four football players gathered at their local Microsoft Store to simulate their upcoming Thanksgiving Day match-ups over Madden 15 on Xbox One in an event known as Game Before … Read more

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