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American Sign Language Day

When we built Skype, our goal was simple — to bring people closer together. Since then, Skype has been used in truly amazing ways to help people stay connected. We’ve seen it used to train doctors remotely in Botswana, for an explorer to connect with students from the top of Mount Everest and even as a … Read more

Meet Skype TX 4, the latest studio-grade broadcast solution from Skype

Skype_TX_4_Illustration

Since its launch in April 2014, the Skype team has continued to push the boundaries of broadcasting with Skype TX, a studio-grade version of the beloved Skype app that does the heavy lifting so broadcasters are freed-up to focus on producing the best possible interactive programming for their audiences. As participatory television continues to grow … Read more

Watch Born to Explore and join in on a Skype virtual field trip

Mystery Skype sled dogs

From Antarctica to the North Pole, Costa Rican sloths to African lions, explorers to museum curators… the interactive lessons and virtual field trips available through Skype in the Classroom will take your students on captivating journeys to discover the world beyond their classroom walls. This weekend, get a glimpse of one of these virtual field … Read more

Travel thousands of miles carbon free with Skype in the Classroom

Celebrate Earth Day with Skype in the Classroom

Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 and is now observed in more than 193 countries each year. This year is particularly special as the landmark Paris Agreement is schedule to be signed by the US, China and 120 other countries. This Earth Day, on April 22nd, students can travel hundreds of thousands of miles and … Read more

Make a Difference with Spoons on World Good Deeds Day!

#SpoonAppeal

  In recognition of World Good Deeds Day today, we spoke with one of our Skype in the Classroom Guest Speakers, Justin Miles about the #SpoonAppeal– a charitable initiative he helped to set up which provides much-needed spoons to help prevent the spread of diseases and keep children in school. Justin Miles is a professional adventurer, … Read more

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

Right to Learn student

Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn provides computer training, life skills, reading … Read more

Conversational Arabic lessons bridge cultural divides

Skype handshake emotion

How do graduates from Columbia University decide to start an Arabic language tutoring service? Turns out it was quite simple: they saw a need for affordable, conversational Arabic training and found a way to offer this service via Skype, while providing work to displaced Syrian refugees. We love learning of all the creative ways that … Read more

The Late Late Show inspires new Skype emoticons

James Corden and the Carpool Karaoke Skype Moji

If you’re a big fan of the Late Late Show (like us), you already know that James Corden loves emoticons and has some pretty great ideas for how to use them. What we didn’t know is that our emoticon library was, in James’ opinion, lacking some key expressions. As a longtime friend, James was kind … Read more

Skype plays hero to comic book fans at the Batman v Superman premiere

Amy Adams chatting with fans on Skype

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s the super live stream of the US red carpet premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Skype got together with Xbox and Azure Media Services to experience the hype of the red carpet. But this wasn’t your normal red carpet event. Being Skype, we … Read more

The ultimate race against time: an interview with explorer Mark Wood

Explorer Mark Wood

Mark Wood, polar explorer, educator, and adventurer has covered thousands of miles of frozen ice, and visited both the North and South Geographic poles. Starting tomorrow, along with two other explorers, he’ll be taking part in the Race Against Time Expedition across the Arctic, aiming to complete the 470 miles across ice completely unsupported in under … Read more

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