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Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon


Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries … Read more

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

Skype in the Classroom

Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, … Read more

Celebrating Veterans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Veterans Day

With Veterans Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, most schools around the U.S. have been studying American military history. Today, we’d like to highlight a few original and interactive resources available to all teachers and classrooms on our newly redesigned Skype in the Classroom portal. Learn about the history of Veterans Day with these downloadable lesson … Read more

JacksGap head to Tanzania to see how Skype is empowering students

Skype group chat

The guys from JacksGap have had a busy couple of months filming and producing the latest episode of their “Following Heart” documentary series. Jack and Finn Harries recently traveled to Tanzania to find out how a local charity is using Skype to improve the educational experience of young children and the end result is this … Read more

Skype’s Instagram goes to college for the weekend

Skype back to school

Vlogger, fashion blogger, University of Texas undergrad and Skype Back-to-College Resident Adviser Dani Austin recently took over Skype’s Instagram to give us a glimpse into her productive college life. You can check out her pictures here. She showed off her “work hard, play hard” attitude letting us join her for football games, study sessions, paddle … Read more

Helping Put the “Global” in GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media

We love when anyone mentions us on Twitter, and every so often, those mentions reveal people using Skype in amazing ways. Our curiosity was piqued by the above tweet from GlobalGirl Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls from under-served communities to find their voice in the media. They’re using Skype to share … Read more

Skype et le futur de l’éducation

Comment les enfants qui se trouvent dans des coins trop reculés pour avoir accès aux enseignants et aux écoles apprennent-ils ? Quelles solutions pour permettre aux enfants qui ont des troubles d’apprentissage de se développer ? Comment garder les enfants désireux d’apprendre plus que ce qui est enseigné en classe inspirés et engagés ? Les … Read more

Хочу учиться… со Skype

С чем у вас ассоциируется учеба? Кто-то сразу же вспоминает скрип мела по доске, зубрежку перед экзаменами и тишину  библиотеки. А  кто-то станет перебирать в голове веселую студенческую пору, верных друзей или вспомнит свой первый творческий проект. Чем бы ни являлась для вас учеба, в первую очередь  это общение. Общение учителя с учеником, общение одногрупников … Read more

Dive in to Skype in the classroom

This is actually me swimming with a whale shark!

Just over a year ago I discovered that Skype could transform my classroom and not just help keep me in touch with my brother. Inspiring my students by introducing them to others around the globe and encouraging them to be curious about the world has had an amazing unintended consequence; I myself became more curious … Read more

Introducing the 2014 Imagine Cup “Skype Award” Winners

Code Buzzers

The Imagine Cup motto is: “Dream it. Build it. Live it.” For the past twelve years the world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, a Microsoft YouthSpark program has cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.To date, over 1.75 million students from more than 190 countries have participated. This year, Microsoft introduced the Skype Award … Read more

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