Social Good

Discover how Skype is helping change the world with technology and connecting teachers and classrooms across the globe

High School Students Meet the Rock Stars of Particle Physics

“What was involved in the search for the Higgs Boson particle and what does its discovery mean for physics?” If you’ve ever pondered such mysteries of the universe, you’ll be happy to know that the top scientists in the world are on the case. Late last month, 60 high school students outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania posed … Read more

Students from Africa and UK Discuss Global Issues via Skype

Imagine that you live in a small village in rural Uganda and have never used the internet. Then one morning, you arrive at school to find your classmates on a Skype video call with students thousands of miles away in England. What’s more, a world-famous author is leading a discussion about poverty and hunger — … Read more

First Skype Call Atop Mt. Everest Raises Thousands for Charity

Daniel Hughes has a seemingly perfect life: he’s young, charming, happily married, has a nice home in London and a great career as a commercial airline pilot. However, during a 2010 trip in South America, he met destitute Bolivian children weakened by malnutrition and realized that he had to get out of his comfort zone … Read more

The Magic of Skype Plays an Integral Role in Reconnecting Displaced Refugees

The moment when we discover our destiny is huge. For David Mikkelsen and his brother Christopher, this moment came through a chance encounter in Denmark with a young Afghan refugee named Mansour. Following the meeting, the brothers worked feverishly for four months, sifting through paperwork and cold-calling government agencies for information about Mansour’s brother. Success came … Read more

Skype Goes Under Water

“My grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, would grab my hand and say to me ‘Allons Voir’ (lets go see). It is this insatiable curiosity that has been my most treasured inheritance.” -Fabien Cousteau. In October, Fabien Cousteau (grandson of famed explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau) will be leading a record-breaking marine expedition known as Mission 31 living underwater in … Read more

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Skype in the classroom Lesson

School is almost out for summer, but not forever. While we can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from teachers across the globe, even with the summer break, a teacher’s work is truly never done as the next school year is only a few months away. Teachers, in your time off for the summer, … Read more

Skype in the classroom Cures Summeritis in Kids

skype 1

As the school year winds down, ‘summeritis’ is hitting classrooms across the country. The symptoms include restless kids, a lack of attention, and a longing to be outside. Luckily, there is an Rx. Field trips and virtual visitors are a perfect way for teachers to sneak in some education without kids picking up on it. … Read more

What’s it Like to Work for Vogue? Syracuse Students Get the Inside Scoop!

Syracuse class photo

Most college students would do (almost) anything for a chance to talk to experts in their field. After all, nothing beats that kind of real world contact. For the lucky kids in Zandile Blay’s Fashion and Beauty Journalism course at Syracuse University, Skype makes it happen – helping Blay bring journalists from Vogue, Marie Claire, The … Read more

A U.S. Senator Goes Back to School

asdsadas

When was the last time a U.S. Senator visited your classroom? For fifth graders at J.S. Clark Leadership Academy in Louisiana, a civics lesson came to life via a Skype video call with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu, a proponent of charter schools like J.S. Clark, held ‘virtual classrooms’ with a number of schools during … Read more

Skype from the Top of the World

We all know that Skype connects people to each other in new and exciting ways. However, British explorer Daniel Hughes recently took Skype to an even higher level when he made a Skype Video Call from the peak of Mount Everest – 8,848 meters above sea level. Hughes climbed the world’s highest mountain to raise … Read more

Page 3 of 5« First...234...Last »