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From the Classroom to the Cloud – Skype and the Future of Learning

SOLE opening in England with Skype Granny

How do children learn in places so remote there is no formal access to teachers or schools?  How do children with learning disabilities prosper?  How do children with a passion to learn more than is expected in class, stay inspired and engaged?  Do children learn more working in groups or working alone?  These kinds of … Read more

Teaching Math to the Blind – with Lync & Skype

WA state school for the blind

It isn’t easy for schools to find qualified math teachers. And for schools like The Washington State School for the Blind, it is even harder to hire math instructors who have experience with visually impaired students or teach Nemeth Braille Code for blind students. Sherry Hahn, the Digital Research and Development Coordinator for The Washington … Read more

What Happens When You Use Skype for 24 Hours Straight?

Skype Around the World

Students in the tiny Australian suburb of Epsom (population: 1,500) aren’t exposed to a whole lot of neighbors. And their homeland of Australia has no adjacent national neighbors. As a result, the theme of “neighbors” was of particular interest during Epsom Primary School teacher Jenny Ashby’s recent “Skype Around the World in 24 Hours” (#SAW24) … Read more

Like Fashion? Learn from the Experts With Skype!

Calling all aspiring fashion designers and creatives! Skype has enlisted top global fashion industry experts to participate in two group video calls – ‘The Spark’ and ‘Fashion & Technology’ as part of the Skype conversation series.  Anyone can watch and learn from these inspiring people. Fashion journalist & television personality Louise Roe hosts both calls; … Read more

5 astuces Skype pour réussir vos examens avec brio

Les partiels et autres examens de fin d’année approchent – s’ils ne sont pas déjà en cours. En plus de vous permettre de rester en contact avec les personnes qui vous sont le plus chères, Skype vous donne l’occasion d’étudier et de travailler avec d’autres élèves de façon futée et efficace. Skype a demandé à … Read more

Skype in the classroom and reddit Team Up for Teachers

During this time of year I always find myself reflecting back on the year that was.  As I look back at 2013 and remember the different ways we at Skype tried to give back and make life better for others, the recent “reddit gifts for the Teachers 2013” drive stands out as one of the … Read more

Top 5 Skype Study Hacks for Students

Skype has made in vastly easier to stay in touch with the people who are important to us. With a little ingenuity, Skype also makes studying and collaborating with other students a much more straightforward experience. We spoke with the experts (college students around the world) and came up with the Top 5 Skype Study … Read more

Introducing Mystery Skype: A Global Game that Makes Learning Fun!

Are you keen to bring new activities into your children’s classroom? The highly popular game of Mystery Skype is the new educational game that you’re looking for. What’s the aim of the game? It’s simple – two classrooms arrange to call each other on Skype with the goal of guessing the location of the other … Read more

C’est aussi la rentrée pour Skype in the Classroom

En cette semaine de rentrée des classes et une semaine après la célébration des 10 ans d’existence de Skype, nous souhaitions parler d’un programme qui nous tient particulièrement à cœur : Skype in the Classroom. Le programme d’éducation de Skype permet d’ouvrir les salles de classe, pour faire vivre aux enfants du monde entier des … Read more

Saga de l’été : les plus belles histoires de Skype (1/3)

Skype est principalement connu pour sa fonction première : rester proches de ceux que nous aimons malgré la distance. Et pourtant, Skype fait beaucoup plus et est à l’origine de nombreuses histoires humaines aussi émouvantes qu’inattendues, en partie grâce à son implication dans des projets d’éducation. Nous avons décidé de profiter de l’été, une période … Read more

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