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

Celebrities Take to Skype to Promote Reading and Literacy to Classrooms

Sean Lowe Skype in the classroom call

Last month, Skype proudly celebrated World Read Aloud Day as a part of our Skype in the classroom program. This global day of literacy awareness is about taking action: action based on a belief that everyone should have the ability to read and write. Through Skype in the classroom, we’re helping motivate children, teens, and adults worldwide … Read more

Skype Group Video Calling Drives Innovation in the Classroom

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Known for more than just their exceptional basketball team, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has long been ranked among the top research universities in the country with acclaimed programs in Business, Nursing and Physical Therapy. One common thread that continues to put Marquette ahead of the curve is their pioneering use of technology – like … Read more

Classrooms in Russia and the UK Conduct PeaceTalk with Peace One Day

Peace One Day  Founder Jeremy Gilley (center) with students from School Number 164, Zelenogorsk, Russia.

Jeremy Gilley is the Founder of Peace One Day, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster global peace, understanding and intercultural cooperation. See how Peace One Day uses Skype to help accomplish their mission: http://peaceoneday.org/skype-projects/ I traveled to Gymnasium 164 in Zelenogorsk, Russia for the second of Peace One Day’s PeaceTalks, a program that connects … Read more

Skype Supports Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Efforts through UNHCR and Emergency.lu Partnerships

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Nature proves time and time again to be the most powerful force on our planet. Hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and other natural disasters bring a lasting impact on the regions they hit. Unfortunately, when a disaster does strike, the logistics of coordinating on-site aid is a difficult task.  Communications are often impaired by a … Read more

Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

From Mexico City to Manchester, Skype and Peace One Day Host Student SkypeTalks

One of my favorite early grade school memories was having a pen pal. Every year, my teacher would present each student with a profile of another student who lived in another town across the nation. I would immediately begin writing to my pen pal, asking them questions like: “What is the weather like where you … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

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I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

Skype in the Classroom Community Now 50,000 Teachers Strong

When Skype launched our global community for educators, Skype in the classroom, we wanted to help educators all over the world provide more interesting and exciting learning experiences to their students.  The community has been running for a little over a year and a half, and the creative lessons we’ve seen teachers conduct – from … Read more

Skype Calls with Classrooms Help Propel Author to Best Seller Status

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Author Nancy Richardson Fischer is a veteran storyteller.  But in the age of the internet, the publishing industry has faced unique challenges, and reaching audiences interested in reading new stories has become more difficult.  For Fischer, it was embracing new technology – including Skype – that has helped expand her horizons in the publishing space. … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

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