Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

One of the Grannies reads to children

A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group of 100 active e-mediators. We recently … Read more

Sharks4Kids and Skype in the Classroom celebrate World Oceans Day

A very hands on approach to learning about sharks

Today, in celebration of World Oceans Day, we have caught up with Jillian Morris from Sharks4Kids to find out about the ingenious way they’ve used Skype in the Classroom to connect to over 40,000 students since 2013, and educate them about the importance of sharks in the balance of the oceans’ ecosystems. OK, so when … Read more

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Skype and GoNoodle

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom is making waves this World Oceans Day with a big announcement: we’re teaming up with our friends at GoNoodle for a LIVE underwater adventure all about keeping our oceans healthy. GoNoodle is a program that gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest selves. Over 500,000 teachers (including many … Read more

The Race Against Time: 10 lucky Skype in the Classroom winners

Mark Wood holding the Skype logo

Explorer and educator Mark Wood recently returned from the Arctic after his Race Against Time expedition. We caught up with him to learn more about what he experienced and how he’ll be sharing his learnings with students around the world, over Skype. But before he takes us back to the Arctic, here are the 10 … Read more

Teachers and students: meet the Microsofties and share your feedback

Meet the Microsofties: OneNote team

Today we’re taking our mission to empower every student on the planet to achieve more one step further with the launch of our new community effort: Meet the Microsofties. This new program will connect Microsoft employees to students and teachers around the globe through Skype in the Classroom and the Microsoft Educator Community. These virtual … Read more

Around the world in 24 hours with Skype in the Classroom

Map showing which country the Pine Valley students travelled to

Today’s guest blogger is second grade teacher Beverly Ladd from the New Hanover County Schools district in North Carolina. An experienced global educator, Beverly’s firsthand experience as a Skype Master Teacher has shown her how global connections allow students to become more aware of their world and appreciate one another’s differences. This post describes Beverly’s second 24-hour … Read more

Every kid in a park… via Skype

Take a virtual field trip with Skype to Yellowstone National Park

This week is National Park Week in the US, and this year is extra special as it’s the Centennial Year for the National Park Service. Teachers and students from the US and around the world can take virtual field trips to these natural wonders over Skype. Due to location and budgets, most national parks are … Read more

Skype et Right To Learn apportent aux enfants un avenir meilleur

Right to Learn student

Nous avons récemment découvert une manière novatrice d’utiliser Skype. Cette méthode aide les enfants à développer des compétences de communication et à apprendre l’anglais : Right To Learn fournit un soutien scolaire pour les enfants de milieux défavorisés. L’organisation a beau être relativement petite, l’impact positif qu’elle a sur la vie de ces enfants n’a … Read more

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

Beagle Freedom Dog video calling

This week is Beagle Freedom Week, and a great chance for teachers to get involved with a Skype Lesson all about Beagle Freedom Skype in the Classroom have partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project to offer a Skype Lesson so that students around the world can learn how to show for cruelty free products, and … 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

Page 1 of 14123...Last »