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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

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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

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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

Surmonter les différences culturelles à travers des leçons d’arabe

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Nous aimons découvrir toutes les façons originales que les gens utilisent avec Skype pour résoudre de réels défis. C’est ainsi que nous nous sommes rapprochés d’Aline Sara, l’une des fondatrices de NaTakallam, pour en apprendre plus au sujet de leur innovant service. Aline Sara et Reza Rahnema étaient toutes deux étudiantes à l’Université de Colombie … 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

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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 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

Global Teacher Prize finalist empowers students using Skype

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Over the past weekend, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. We would like to congratulate Pennsylvania Educator and Skype Master Teacher Michael Soskil for being honored as one of 10 finalists for his contributions to global citizenship. Mr. Soskil’s impact as a global … Read more

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