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Хочу учиться… со Skype

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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

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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

The Buzz from the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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This week marks the 87th annual Scripps Spelling Bee, and I get a bit nostalgic as I think back to my own memories of “Bee Week.” I’m a former Bee contestant, having competed in the National Spelling Bee in 1998 and 1999 when I was in middle school. Now I’m a program manager on the … Read more

Skype Across the Frozen Oceans

Frozen Ocean

Expedition educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop has a passion for education and ocean science. A former school teacher, he founded the Digital Explorer program to bring his two loves together by sharing his expeditions in the Frozen Oceans with classrooms across the globe using technology. Jamie’s passion for being out on the ocean is palpable as he describes the remote region … Read more

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

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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

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