Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

The Benefits Of Visual Teaching

Here are four “facts” cited in recent scholarly research papers about the brain and education:  Ninety per cent of learning is visual.The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. Forty per cent of all nerve fibers connected to the brain… Read more

Back to School Cool with Skype

As much as I loved the summer growing up, there was something really fun about going back to school. As enjoyable as it was going to summer camp and the neighborhood pool, running into the local home office store after… Read more

Skype in the classroom just got a little bit better

Over the last few months Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 15,000 teachers who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. During that period we've taken some time to sit back,… Read more

Skype Support Network Now Available on Facebook

A few weeks ago, we rolled out our beta of the Skype Support Network, an online community where customers can learn about Skype from experts, find answers, and share information through topic-specific discussion forums. The community is available through… Read more

What should a Teacher teach on Skype?

A class on Skype is about to begin. The students are in the Zone, revved up and ready to learn. The webcam is producing a fine video and the audio couldn't be better. It's time to start delivering an education… Read more

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their… Read more

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it. I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone’; that moment of supreme concentration when… Read more

Peace One Day's founder, Jeremy Gilley, inspires school children on Skype

Canada, England, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Saint Lucia, Scotland and Switzerland: Jeremy Gilley has been busy chatting with school children all over the world these past few weeks. Without having to step foot on a plane, Jeremy is talking… Read more

Training Teachers with Skype's Group Video Calling

A powerful tool in the Skype educational arsenal is group video calling which can easily be activated by the “Add People” button. Essentially, this allows up to ten individuals or classes from anywhere in the world to be on the… Read more

Top uses of Skype in the Classroom

Over 13,500 teachers are using Skype in the Classroom to find other teachers and classroom to partner with. We are pleased to have helped create a global community of like-minded teachers who are using technology to help their students learn… Read more

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