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The Power of Reading: My Skype in the Classroom Read Aloud Session

Jennifer Aaker

Last week, I read aloud to an amazing Kindergarten class in Kea’au, Hawaii via a Skype video call from California. I decided to read Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, a book that has fundamentally impacted our family.  The book is about a girl named Alex, a young girl faced with a big problem that … Read more

Skype, Facebook and… You!

Have you linked your Skype and Facebook accounts yet? Did you even know that was possible? Did you know that Skype and Facebook are connected in a number of different ways? If you answered no to any of the questions above then I’ve got good news for you, I’m about to expand your knowledge of … Read more

Sir Mix-A-Lot in Tech: Social Media, Skype & Surviving in the Music Business

The babies born back when Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back debuted in 1992 are now of official drinking age. As the multi-platinum tribute to a fuller female figure turns 21 today, Mix-A-Lot (Anthony Ray) is still going strong – not just as a musician but also as a full-time “tech fanatic.” Mix-A-Lot released his first … Read more

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day in March this year, Skype gave all educators the opportunity to receive 12 months of Group Video Calling if they signed up to Skype’s global education platform, Skype in the classroom.  Since then, thousands of teachers have received and are using this fantastic teaching tool in their schools. If … Read more

Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

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J. Sider discovered his passion for music while growing up in a small town in Virginia.  “I lived in the middle of nowhere and started playing music at an early age,” he said. “I got into businesses of music, managing small and medium-sized venues and started thinking about the artist’s connections with their fans: how do … 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

Have you met Claudius?

“And now for something completely different.” I borrowed the catch phrase above from Monty Python because instead of offering tips and tricks on how to use Skype, as I normally do, I’m taking a moment to tell you a bit about someone I work with at Skype. If you’ve been to the Skype Community and … Read more

Communicating and Collaborating in an Information Age

Doesn’t it seem like our lives move at a breakneck pace? It’s a challenge to completely switch from the workplace to family life and back again; we’re constantly catching up with email at home or making a quick call to talk about the kids during the quick breaks between meetings. Whether at work or at … 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

Skype by Royal Appointment

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Royal couple Prince William and Kate have publicized an innovative way that Skype is being used to help youngsters who are homeless get back on their feet. The Duke of Cambridge spoke using a webcam and TV screen to Dylan Howie, 18, and Lyn Buchan, 21, who are turning their lives around in the southern Dutch … Read more

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