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Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy

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Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, and author.  She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and also the Skype Educational Ambassador.  She is the mom of three and lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.  You can find her on Twitter and at her blog, The Library Voice  One of the most … Read more

Planning your Spring Break with Skype

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Dust off your bikinis, and pack your bags—that much-needed semester sequitur Spring Break is here. After you’ve assembled your ‘low-key living’ essentials (and headed as far away from those final grades as possible), let Skype help you keep your time off scheduled, smooth and sharable. It’s a Small World Sure, some of your classmates are … Read more

Express Yourself: New updates for Skype on Android, iPhone and Qik

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Skype has had emoticons for as long as we can remember, so we understand as well as anyone how important it is to be able to express yourself with more than plain text… or plain video. Today we’re rolling out updates to a few of our mobile apps to give you more ways to express … Read more

What’s on your Skype profile?

First impressions are important. This is something that’s as true in Skype as it is in life. That’s why your profile, and the information in it, is so important. It’s like your calling card in the world of Skype. You want to have enough detail in your Skype profile for your friends to find you … Read more

Skype and Western Union make it easier to help loved ones

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At Skype, we’re always looking for new ways to make your moments together even better. So we’re teaming up with Western Union to help make the act of sending money to friends and family even more meaningful. From helping out a loved one with groceries or a car payment to surprising Mom on Mother’s Day, … Read more

Finding the next Skype feature to use on your mobile

Last week, as part of March’s focus on helping you find new features, I gave you some tips on using Skype in new ways on your desktop device. Don’t think I’d forgotten about you if using Skype on the go is more your jam, though. Today we’re going to take a look at some of … Read more

Healthy Doses of Skype Motivation

Look, we get it. Sometimes the grind is a little less ‘seize the day’ and a little more ‘snooze away.’ Lucky for you, we’ve got Coach Troy on Skype. (Whistle, toothpick, and warranted intensity included.) Coach comes from a long line of push-up enthusiasts, and specializes in shaking sleepyheads such as yourself out of bed, … Read more

Which Skype feature to use next on your desktop device

As I mentioned in the last post, March is going to be a great month for finding new features here on the Tips & Tricks blog. Over the next two posts I’m going to make a few suggestions to help you find your next Skype feature. The thing which might change the way you think … Read more

Skype in the Classroom partnering with TOMS

Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver at Toms shoes, knows a thing or two about social good. Read on for more. I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom. TOMS and Skype … Read more

Moment Makers: A look back

We love celebrating the many ways people use Skype to pursue their passions. From the extreme sports fan who got the chance to ask his favorite athlete a burning question in a video message, to the comics enthusiast who interviewed the cast of the newest Marvel movie using video calling, Skype is dedicated to bringing remarkable … Read more

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